Hushpuppi: IGP decides on Kyari’s fate, recommends suspension

August 1, 2021
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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba has opened up on the bribery allegation against DCP Abba Kyari, recommending for his immediate suspension from active duty.

Alkali Baba’s recommendation was contained in a statement signed by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba, following his alleged involvement with a fraud suspect, Ramon Abbas popularly known in social circles as Hushpuppi.

According to the statement, the IGP noted that the recommendation for suspension which is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour 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 statement said.

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The IGP further directed the constitution of a 4-man Special Investigation Panel to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government.

“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 accessed by 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.”

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