Usman Kyari, younger brother of embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, on Saturday deleted pictures of himself posing with several luxury vehicles or in apartments on his Instagram handle.
A check on his profile on Sunday morning showed there was not a single photo or even video left.
“No posts yet. When Usman Kyari posts, you’ll see their photos and videos here,” a terse note on the page read.
This comes after pictures of his lavish lifestyle on the social media platform began to circulate this week.
Before now, Usman’s page had pictures of himself clad in well-tailored outfits, posing in front of expensive cars.
The page also contained photos of Usman with Abba as well as Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of police (IGP), among others.
Usman’s social media posts began attracting attention on Friday following his elder brother’s indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud perpetrated by a self-confessed celebrity fraudster, Ramon Abbas, alias Hushpuppi.
An FBI criminal complaint lodged at the United States District Court in California had listed Hushpuppi and Kyari among six suspects indicted in the international fraud conspiracy.
Usman’s page, with 2052 followers as of Friday evening was replete with examples of luxury living such as a fleet of cars and photos of him clad in fine attires.
In one of the photos, he was seen posing with a luxury Toyota SUV and, in others, with Mercedes Benz SUVs.
Usman took to his Instastories on Friday to defend his brother over the bribery allegations against him, citing the position of Femi Fani-Kayode, ex-minister of aviation.
The Instagram pictures went missing on his page on Saturday.
Kyari, who is popularly known as ‘super cop,’ has received rapid promotions and a commendation from the National Assembly for his exploits in crime-fighting.
But an unsealed 29-page court document showed that he had been under investigation by the FBI for his alleged link to Hushpuppi.
The DCP, who is wanted in the United States following an arrest warrant obtained by the FBI, denied Hushpuppi’s bribery claim, stating that he did not receive any money as alleged.
The Police Service Commission (PSC) said last Wednesday that it had ordered an internal probe of the allegations against Kyari.