The United States Attorney’s Office at the Central District of California has ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to arrest a Deputy Commissioner of Police in Nigeria, Abba Kyari.

DCP Kyari is being wanted for his alleged role in a $1m scam allegedly perpetrated by suspect Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, and four others.

The court’s Director of Media Relations, Thom Mrozek, confirmed this to our correspondent in an email inquiry.

“A U.S. Magistrate Judge has issued arrest warrants for the defendants in the case, including Mr. Kyari. This is standard operating procedure in nearly all of the criminal cases filed by this office,” Mrozek stated.

Also on Thursday, Force Public Relations Officer at the Force Headquarters in Abuja, CP Frank Mba, confirmed that the Nigeria Police Force had also received “allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation” against Mr. Kyari.

The Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has since ordered an internal review of the allegations.

Mba, in a Press statement on Thursday stated, “Sequel to the receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered an internal review of the allegations.

“The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.

“Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.”

It had earlier reported that the court alleged that Hushpuppi used Kyari to arrest and jail a “co-conspirator,” Chibuzo Vincent, after the latter threatened to expose an alleged $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.

Kyari, who is popularly known as ‘super cop,’ had received rapid promotions and a commendation from the National Assembly for his exploits in crime-fighting. He has since denied the allegations.