According to a report by SaharaReporters, fresh facts have emerged in the current trial of Nigeria's serial Internet fraudster, Ramon 'Hushpuppi' Abbas, and his covert relationship with Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

According to court records filed by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Kyari left his duties in Nigeria sometime in 2019 and travelled to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, to “enjoy a good time” with Hushpuppi, who stayed at Palazzo Versace in the Emirati commercial city.

The September 2019 trip was just one event in a mutually beneficial cozy romance between Kyari and Abbas, which was discovered by American authorities as part of their continuing prosecution of Abbas for a multimillion-dollar internet fraud.

According to court documents, Abbas pleaded guilty last week after his legal advisers successfully negotiated a plea deal with prosecutors in Central California.

He faces up to 20 years in prison when he is sentenced in the following weeks.

According to court documents, he will also forfeit some of his loot from years of internet fraud and pay compensation to some of his victims.

Additional documents obtained by Peoples Gazette revealed that Kyari traveled to Dubai in 2019 to spend time with Hushpuppi.

According to the FBI's released indictment, Abbas "provided a car and driver to drive" Kyari about "during that trip."

During the trip, Kyari boasted to Abbas about his alleged crime-fighting exploits in Nigeria, to which Abbas responded by pledging allegiance to the police chief.

In an intercepted message, Hushpuppi told Kyari, "I'm really glad to be your guy." “I swear I'll be a nice boy to you, sir.”

SaharaReporters previously claimed that Hushpuppi described how he bribed Kyari.

According to the US Department of Justice, Hushpuppi's prosecution began in February with a criminal complaint, and court documents ordered unsealed revealed that Abbas, a 37-year-old Nigerian native, pleaded guilty on April 20.

According to court records, Abbas admitted during interrogation that he paid bribes to Nigeria's police commander, Kyari, to have one of his rivals arrested and imprisoned in Nigeria over a dispute over a $1.1 million swindle of a Qatari businessperson.

Abbas had urged Kyari to arrest and imprison a fellow fraudster, Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, after they were embroiled in a dispute over how to divide the $1.1 million plunder obtained from the Qatari businessperson.

Vincent later phoned the victim and informed them that they were being duped by a network that included him and Abbas.

This infuriated Abbas, who phoned Kyari to arrest and imprison his adversary over the issue. Abbas stated that Kyari gave images of Vincent in jail and then sent Abbas his bank account number, to which a wire transfer should be sent if he did a good job, as stated by Abbas.

“Court documents detail a debate among conspiracy participants, which reportedly caused Vincent to call the victim and suggest that Abbas and Juma were committing fraud. Following this meeting, Abbas allegedly arranged for Vincent to be imprisoned in Nigeria by Abba Alhaji Kyari, 46.

“According to the affidavit, Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is accused of arranging for Vincent's arrest and imprisonment at Abbas' request, and then sending Abbas images of Vincent following his arrest. Kyari reportedly also supplied Abbas bank account information for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent's arrest and imprisonment,” according to a statement from the US Justice Department.

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