DCP Abba Kyari Net worth & Biography: Recently, the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari was indicted by United States Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) into internet fraud committed by the now-detained Nigeria 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 Cop” or Nigeria’s Jack Bauer. Also check Sunday Igboho Biography and Networth.
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 the notorious kidnapper, Evans among others.
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.
DCP Abba Kyari State of Origin
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.
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.
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.com 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.