- The former commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari was grilled on Monday, August 9
- IGP Usman Baba had set up an investigative panel led by DIG in charge of Force Criminal Investigations Department, DIG Joseph Egbunike
- DCP Kyari was indicted by the US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) over his alleged relationship with Hushpuppi
Garki, Abuja - Abba Kyari, an embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) appeared before the probe panel constituted to investigate his alleged link with the confessed fraudster, Ramon Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Vanguard reports that Kyari, who was a former commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), was grilled for four hours by the panel set up by the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba.
Legit.ng gathered that the interrogation by the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) headed by Deputy Inspector General of police in charge of Force Criminal Investigations Department, DIG Joseph Egbunike, held in Garki, Abuja.
According to the report, sources disclosed that the interrogation, which is being held behind closed doors, commenced at about 2 pm and continued till about 6 pm before it was adjourned.
The suspended senior police officer was indicted by a United States District Court which issued an arrest warrant for him and was declared wanted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), to face charges of being an accomplice in California
It was gathered that before Monday’s interrogation, Kyari had appeared before the SIP on three occasions and had continued to insist on his innocence, saying he did nothing wrong.
Dino Melaye reacts to rumours of his links with alleged fraudster Hushpuppi
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that a former Nigerian senator, Dino Melaye, addressed the continuous reports linking him to an alleged fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
It was reported that Melaye in a video posted on his official Instagram page on Monday, August 9, said the social media reports suggesting Hushpuppi helped him launder $31 million is false.
He said if the report is true, he will need $1 million from the purported money laundered, saying those who began the rumour can keep the remaining $30 million.