THE STORY BREAKING NEWS: Police Chief Descends Heavily On Kyari, Sets Up Panel

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The Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Alkali Baba, has recommended an immediate suspension of the Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

The IGP disclosed this on Sunday August 1st 2021.

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Recall that, the United States District Court for the Central District of California said alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abbas popularly known as Hushpuppi used Kyari to arrest and jail a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Vincent.

According to a communique from the court, the arrest was made after Vincent threatened to expose a $1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.

Disturbed by the development, the police chief ordered an “internal review of the allegations” against a Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, by a United States Court.

Two days after, the Force Public Relations Officer, Frank Mba, stated the IGP’s directive is pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation of the embattled senior officer.

“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 suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer,” the statement partly read.

The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), consisting of four senior police officers, is headed by the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID), Joseph Egbunike.

The panel is to review 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).

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