IGP recommends suspension of Abba Kyari over Hushpuppi’s million-dollar fraud

August 1, 2021
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The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba  has recommended the immediate suspension of  Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, 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 against him.

This was contained in a statement made available to news men in Abuja Sunday by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, Frank Mba, a 9999 of Police CP.

The super cop  was indicted by U.S. authorities as part of the investigation of alleged fraudster, Mr Abbas, popularly , popular known as Hushpuppi.

According to the statement, “he 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 statement explaned further that the,”the Special Investigation Panel (SIP), comprising four Senior Police Officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).”

It added that, “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.”

 The  statement added that the IGP 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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