BREAKING: Nigeria’s Police IG Recommends Suspension Of Embattled ‘Super Cop’, Abba Kyari As Panel Begins Probe

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, has beneficial the instant suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending fraud allegations in opposition to him. 

The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated thirty first July, 2021, famous that the advice for the suspension of the officer, is in step with the inner disciplinary processes of the Force. 

BREAKING: Nigeria's Police IG Recommends Suspension Of Embattled 'Super Cop', Abba Kyari As Panel Begins Probe 2

This was disclosed in a press release on Sunday with Ref No. CZ.5300/FPRD/FHQ/ABJ/VOL.4/26 by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba.

The United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, had issued an arrest warrant in opposition to Kyari for his alleged hyperlinks to the suspected fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, alias Hushpuppi, who’s standing trial for varied offences that embrace web fraud and cash laundering.

Hushpuppi has since pleaded responsible to the fees and, if convicted, dangers a 20-year-jail time period, three-year supervision upon completion of jail time period, and financial restitution to the tune of $500,000 or extra.

US courtroom paperwork outlined a dispute amongst members of the Hushpuppi conspiracy, which allegedly prompted him to rearrange to have a person recognized as ‘co-conspirator’ Kelly Chibuzor Vincent, jailed in Nigeria by DCP Kyari.

According to the affidavit, “Kyari is a highly decorated deputy commissioner of the Nigeria Police Force who is alleged to have arranged for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest.

“Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.”

The assertion by the Nigeria Police mentioned, “The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference. The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer. 

“The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), comprising 4 (4) Senior Police Officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID). The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake an in depth assessment of all of the allegations in opposition to DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in related paperwork which were availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The SIP can also be to acquire detailed illustration of DCP Abba Kyari to all of the allegations levelled in opposition to him, conduct additional investigations because it deems match, and submit suggestions to information additional actions by the Force management on the matter. 

“Meanwhile, the IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of the sanctity of the probe as well as the absolute respect for the rights and privileges of the officer throughout the period of the investigations.”

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BREAKING: Nigeria's Police IG Recommends Suspension Of Embattled 'Super Cop', Abba Kyari As Panel Begins Probe

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