Hushpuppi: IGP recommends immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari

Hushpuppi: IGP recommends immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari

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 outcome of an ongoing internal investigation touching on him.

Recall last week, DCP Abba Kyari was indicted by a US court sitting in California over alleged involvement in internet fraud of over a 1.1million US dollars with Ramonu Abba popularly known as Hushpuppi where it was alleged that he (Hushpuupi) swindled a Qatari businessman trying to set up a school in Qatar.

DCP Abba Kyari has since denied any involvement in the said internet fraud whose victim was said to be a Qatari businessman.

But 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.

He revealed through the letter 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.”

He, however, said the suspension does not imply that Kyari has been found guilty.

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