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Hushpuppi: Nigeria Police Recommend Immediate Suspension Of Abba Kyari

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP, Usman Alkali Baba, has recommended the immediate suspension of acclaimed supercop DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), over alleged links with international fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, alias Hushpuppi.

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. 

This was disclosed in a statement on Sunday by Force spokesman, Frank Mba, saying Kyari will remain out of service of the Nigeria Police Force pending the outcome of investigations.

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

Kyari had been under immense fire since the FBI, last Wednesday, unsealed a 69-page court document showing that he had been under investigation by the Bureau for his alleged link to Hushpuppi, who had pleaded guilty to fraud.

The United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, had issued an arrest warrant for the arrest of Kyari for his alleged links to Hushpuppi, who is standing trial for multiple offences that include internet fraud and money laundering.

He has since pleaded guilty to the charges, and if convicted, risks a 20-year-jail term.

The statement by the Nigeria Police said, “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.”

1 comment

  1. Let them all die slow ,for keeping Nigeria’s citizen backward, for robbing Biafra of their histories and for killing igbo’s regularly and for all the genocide that has taken place across the southeast …..I charge them all for been nigerian wicked politician and wicked government…. Die slow

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