The Police Service Commission has arrange an in-house panel to probe suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police and former Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, over his hyperlinks with serial web fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.
The police fee started its probe even because the panel arrange by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, continued to delay the submission of its report, which ought to kind the idea of the fee’s suggestions.
Meanwhile, the police fee’s panel is predicted to look at the info of the allegations as contained within the Federal Bureau of Investigation indictment and in addition take a look at the extant guidelines “as a means of keeping abreast of the matter” pending the submission of the report by the Special Investigation Panel earlier arrange by the IGP.
Kyari had been indicted by the FBI in a $1.1 million Internet rip-off allegedly carried out by Hushpuppi and 4 others.
The fee had earlier suspended Kyari with impact from July 31 pending the result of the police investigation.
The PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, in a press release in Abuja on Thursday, titled, ‘PSC waits for Abba Kyari report, sets up in-house panel,’ defined that the panel is headed by the Director, Department of Police Discipline within the Commission, Tijani Mohammed, a lawyer.
It defined that the panel was “to gather and document relevant information on DCP Abba Kyari in view of his disciplinary matter and to analyze the information gathered and make appropriate recommendation/s to the commission.”
The panel, which has been inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Ismaila, has began work whereas the fee awaits the report of the DIG Joseph Egbunike investigative panel on the matter.
The assertion learn, “The report of the in-house panel is expected to assist the commission take an informed decision when the investigative panel report is submitted for the commission’s consideration.
“The commission had also directed the Inspector-General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.”
SaharaReporters had earlier reported that the report of the IG panel probe of Kyari had not but been concluded.
An announcement by the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, on Tuesday had confirmed this.
It had mentioned, “The Nigeria Police Force wishes to inform the general public that the probe into the alleged indictment of DCP Abba Kyari by the FBI, being conducted by the NPF Special Investigation Panel (SIP), is still ongoing.
“Members of the general public are enjoined to notice that the panel has not submitted its report back to the Inspector General of Police, as being wrongly reported in some information outlet and on-line platforms.
“The Force hereby reassures the public that the outcome of investigations by the probe panel would be communicated accordingly upon conclusion of the investigations.”