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IGP Recommends Suspension Of Abba Kyari

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Sunday recommended the embattled super cop, Abba Kyari, be suspended as a result of the ongoing investigation involving him, Oyogist.com reports.

Kyari, was named in a US Department of Justice federal grand jury indictment unsealed on Wednesday, June 28, 2021.

Recall Hushpuppi had earlier pleaded guilty to the multi-million-dollar fraud charges filed against him by the United States government.

Kyari’s connection to the celebrity is linked to the indictment of six people in an international scheme to defraud Qatari School founder and then launder over $1 million in illicit proceeds.

, court documents said there was a dispute amongst members of the fraud cartel which made one of the gang members, Kelly Chibuzo Vincent, threaten to expose the others, a move that induced Hushpuppi to reach Abba Kyari to arrange Vincent’s arrest and jail.

Baba, in a statement signed by the spokesman of the Force, Frank Mba, said the IGP recommends his immediate suspension pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation touching on him.

The statement read,

”The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has recommended the immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigations touching on him.

”The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.

”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 four (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 a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

”The SIP is also to obtain detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations levelled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force Leadership 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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