Police Commission Sets Up Panel, Awaits Report On Abba Kyari

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Updated August 20, 2021
A photo combination of the Inspector General of Nigeria, Usman Alkali Baba and the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.




The Police Service Commission (PSC) has inaugurated an in-house panel to study in detail the available documents related to the suspended former Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari who was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

In a statement issued on Thursday, the Police Service Commission via its spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said that the panel is headed by the Director, Department of Police Discipline in the Commission, Tijani Mohammed, a lawyer.

He explained that the panel was “to gather and document relevant information on DCP Abba Kyari in view of his disciplinary matter and to analyze the information gathered and make appropriate recommendation/s to the commission”.

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The panel, which has been inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/ Secretary to the Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Ismaila, has started work while the commission awaits the report of the DIG Joseph Egbunike investigative panel on the matter.

The report of the in-house panel is expected to assist the Commission in making an informed decision when the police investigative panel report is submitted for the Commission’s consideration.

Earlier, the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali had set up the police investigative panel headed by Egbunike to look into the matter.

Kyari was indicted by the FBI in a $1.1 million Internet scam allegedly carried out by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi and four others.

The PSC had earlier suspended Kyari with effect from July 31 based on the IGP’s recommendation and the action is pending the outcome of the police investigation.