JUST IN: IGP Suspends Abba Kyari Over Hushpuppi Multimillion Fraud


 
DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has been recommended for immediate suspension from the Nigeria Police Force by Inspector-General of Police Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc, pending the conclusion of an ongoing internal inquiry into him.

In a letter to the Police Service Commission dated July 31, 2021, the IGP stated that the recommendation for the officer’s suspension is consistent with the Force’s internal disciplinary procedures.

  

 
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 IGP also stated that the suspension is designed to create a conducive environment for the NPF Special Probe Panel to conduct its independent investigation into the serious charges leveled against DCP Abba Kyari. The suspension is without prejudice to the officer’s constitutional presumption of innocence.



DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, leads the Special Investigation Panel (SIP), which consists of four (4) Senior Police Officers (FCID). The SIP will, among other things, conduct a thorough investigation into all of the charges leveled by the US government against DCP Abba Kyari.

  

 
Meanwhile, the IGP has underlined the force’s adherence to the rule of law, assuring the public of the probe’s sanctity as well as complete respect for the officer’s rights and privileges during the investigation.
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