Hushpuppi: IGP Receives Report On Probe Of Bribery Allegations Against DCP Abba Kyari
The report was presented to the IGP by chairman of the panel, Joseph Egbunike, a deputy inspector general of police.
Force spokesman, Frank Mba, made this known in a statement released on Thursday, August 26.
The highly decorated Kyari was indicted by a U.S. court for allegedly collaborating with Hushpuppi to jail one of his associates after a dispute over a $1.1 million (over N583,300,000) scam on Qatari businesspeople.
Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) also claimed that the embattled social media celebrity hosted the crack investigator in
However, the top detective denied the allegation, claiming that the only business deal they engaged in was in the purchase of my fabrics as well as to recover some stolen funds.
Reacting to the indictment, Police Service Commission (PSC) suspended Kyari from office as a deputy commissioner of police and head of Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
The suspension, which was a temporary measure, was based on the recommendation of the IGP.
Although Egbunike did not disclose the details of the report, he said the committee did a thorough job.
Read full statement:
The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc today, 26th August, 2021, received the report of the NPF Special Investigation Panel (SIP) investigating the alleged indictment of the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). The report was submitted by the chairman of the SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
2. DIG Egbunike, while presenting the report, appreciated the IGP for the confidence reposed on him and the members of the Panel to conduct the probe. He noted that the Panel commenced investigations immediately; it was inaugurated on 2nd August, 2021 and the report submitted is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process. He further revealed that the report presented contained the case file of the probe, evidence and findings as well as testimonies from DCP Abba Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.
3. The IGP, who commended the Panel for the work done, stated that the essence of the probe was to carry out discreet investigations into the allegation levied against the Officer to enable the Force leadership to be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes. The IGP assured that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations would be undertaken by the Force Management Team and thereafter forwarded to appropriate quarters for necessary action(s). He reiterated as always, the commitment of the Force to justice for all.