DCP Abba Kyari Biography and Net Worth

The Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari was indicted by United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into internet fraud committed by the Nigerian social media celebrity, Ramon Azeez as known as Hushpuppi, on July 2021. DCP Abba Kyari who has now been suspended by the Nigerian Police Commission on the order of the Nigeria Inspector-General of Police, was known in Nigeria as a hero and even given the nickname “Super Corp” or Nigeria’s Jack Bauer. In this piece, we shall look at the biography of Abba Kyari and his net worth.

who is Abba Kyari
The Suspended DCP led operations against criminals in Nigeria

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Abba Kyari Biography

Abba Kyari is a Nigerian Police officer, born on March 17, 1975. He is from Maiduguri, Borno State. Prior to his suspension, he is a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and a member of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT). He is also a member of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP).

Before his appointment as IGP-IRT, he served at Lagos State Police Command as the Officer-In-Charge of the Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS).

Abba Kyari became famous in Nigeria after successfully arresting popular kidnapper kingpins Evans and Wadume, and many others.

In the year 2000, Abba was admitted into Police Academy Wudil, Kano State. And he graduated as cadet Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP). He was posted to Adamawa State Police Command for his one year mandatory attachment in Song Police Division.

His comparison with Jack Bauer of the famous Hollywood movie ‘24 hours’ was because of many investigations and fights he lead against the criminal Boko Haram Terrorists, especially the ones that led to the arrest of the Terrorists’ top commander, Umar Abdulmalik, and notorious kidnappers.

Abba Kyari, won awards of excellence from several organizations in Nigeria for his committed to policing in Nigeria and soon became a celebrity police officer who was often seen partying with other celebrities like Davido and Obi Cubana, and many others.

Recently, he found himself in the eye of storm after being accused of colluding with Hushpuppi, the dreaded Nigerian international fraudster who was nabbed in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and was later extradited to the US where he is currently standing trial after pleading guilty for his involvement in international scams worth millions of dollars.

When the news of his indictment by a US Court hit the internet and media houses in Nigeria, many people confused him with the late ‘Abba Kyari’, the former Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu. Abba Kyari is the oldest son in a family of 30 children. He is of the Kanuri ethnic group of Borno State in the Northeast geopolitical zone of Nigeria.

After his mother left when he was just 7 years, his step mothers cared for him and other 12 children then. Coming from a poor home, Abba Kyari started riding a motorcycle to earn a living while doing his secondary school.

He was admitted to study Geography at the University of Maiduguri, where he engaged himself in menial jobs, including selling petrol in the black market.

who is Abba Kyari
Abba Kyari is accused of involvement in international fraud

DCP Abba Kyari Police Career

Abba Kyari enrolled for the Nigeria Police Force and was trained at the Police Academy Wudil, Kano. He became a police officer on 1st May 2000, getting the rank of the Assistant Superintendent of Police.

who is Abba Kyari
The Suspended DCP led operations against criminals in Nigeria

In 2018, at age 43, about 18 years after he became a police officer, he was promoted to Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), making him the second youngest officer to receive such rank in the history of the Nigerian Police Force.

Before his suspension over allegation of involvement in fraud, he served in Adamawa, Lagos and the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. During his years of service, he headed the controversial Special Anti-Robbery Squad (SARS) as the Officer-In-Charge, Assistant Commissioner of Police, and Inspector General of Police’s Intelligence Response Team.


  • Outstanding Gallantry in Africa – 2018
  • Silverbird Group Hero of the Year Award – 2018
  • Presidential Medal of Courage Award – 2016
  • IGP Commendation Medal of Courage Award – 2012, 2013, 2014
  • Lagos State Award for Gallantry, Leadership, and Service – 2011, 2012, 2013
  • 7 Stars Award from CRAN for seven consecutive years
  • Lagos CP Commendation Medal of Courage Award

DCP Abba Kyari Net Worth

Nyscinfo learnt that the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has a total net worth of $1.3 million. Abba Kyari is a recipient of diverse awards and is one of the most respected police officers in Nigeria.

Source: Nyscinfo

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