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BREAKING: Abba Kyari Suspended From Nigeria Police Force



Abba Kyari has been suspended from Nigeria Police Force. 

Onyxnewsng gathered that the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, 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 result of an ongoing internal investigation pointing at him.


This is consequence to the level of the numerous allegation of corruption leveled against super cop DCP Abba Kyari by the FBI over his involvement in taking funds from celebrity fraudster Abass Olorunwa popularly known as 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. 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, Onyxnewsng understands is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.

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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 a detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations leveled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force Leadership on the matter.


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The IGP has reaffirmed the commitment of the Force to the Rule of Law and assured the public of the sanctity of the investigation and the total respect for the rights and privileges of the officer throughout the period of the investigations.

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