IG Usman Baba recommends Abba Kyari for immediate suspension
The Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari has been suspended by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
It would be recalled that the Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari was indicted by embattled fraudster Abbas Ramoni aka Hushpuppi in a $1.1 million fraud case.
According to the statement by Force spokesman, Frank Mba, Kyari will remain out of service of the Nigeria Police Force pending the outcome of investigations.
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The IGP in a recommendation letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July 2021, said “The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has recommended the immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of an ongoing internal investigation touching on him,”
The suspension will help the panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference.
The Special Investigation Panel (SIP) is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).
The SIP will undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against Kyari by the United States Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).
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The SIP will obtain a detailed representation of Kyari to all the allegations leveled against him and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force leadership on the matter.
The IGP also 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 Kyari’s rights and privileges.