Borno State Governor, Prof. Babagana Umara Zulum and his predecessor, Senator Kashim Shettima do not know the residence of embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, let alone visit him, Zulum’s spokesman, Malam Isa Gusau has clarified.
The embattled DCP is on suspension and under probe for his alleged relationship with Ramon Abbas, self-confessed international fraudster better known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi had alleged that he bribed Kyari to arrest and jail “one of his rivals in Nigeria after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari business people”.
Reacting to a viral video of Zulum and Kashim Shettima, former governor of Borno, with the embattled police officer, Gusau said the video is not recent, adding that it was recorded by some associates of Kyari at Shettima’s residence in Abuja on June 30.
The video had gone viral on Wednesday, with some reports claiming that the politicians paid a “solidarity visit” to Kyari.
Gusau said he resorted to issuing the clarification since Abba Kyari who promised issuing the clarification himself did not do so, more than four hours after making the promise to the spokesman.
But clarifying the circumstances of the video, Gusau stated that Kyari had visited Shettima, following rumours that the former governor had died in the United Kingdom (UK).
Kyari had shared different clips of the video on his verified Facebook page on June 30, and the governor’s spokesperson said the recordings were shared shortly after the visit.
See link to Kyari’s facebook post: https://www.facebook.com/100002701927599/posts/3592594017507294/?d=n
Kyari who hails from Borno State and in Shettima’s constituency visited the former Governor to wish him well like many others had visited the Senator during the time.
Gusau released a video of some sympathizers who had also visited the Senator the same period, which showed the senator receiving them in his house, the same place being described as Abba Kyari’s house.
Gusau also pointed observers to take note of the TV behind Zulum and Abba Kyari with a CNN breaking news on the release of American Comedian actor, Bill Cosby, which, as can be verified by anyone online, happened on June 30, 2021.
The spokesman called on Abba Kyari to issue a similar clarification as he had promised when the spokesman called his attention to the misrepresentation given the fact it was Kyari himself who took that video and released it on his Facebook page on June 30, 2021.
Pls see video of visit by other sympathizers, link to Kyari’s post on June 30, 2021, and compare with the same video in circulation, claiming Zulum and Shettima had visited Kyari: