- The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, has received the report of the panel investigating Abba Kyari
- Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), is being probed in connection with Hushpuppi's case
- Frank Mba, the Force police public relations officer, made this known in a statement issued on Thursday, August 26, in Abuja
FCT, Abuja - Usman Alkali Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has received the report of the panel set up to probe the bribery allegations against the erstwhile head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari.
Legit.ng reports that this was disclosed in a statement by the Force spokesman, Frank Mba, on Thursday, August 26, in Abuja, the nation's capital.
He said the report was submitted by the chairman of the Special Investigative Panel, DIG Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
The statement read:
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“The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, has 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)."
Mba noted that 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.
He added that 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.
The police spokesman noted:
“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.”
Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), was suspended by the police service commission on August 1.
This followed the IGP’s recommendation to allow for an independent investigation after US court documents linked him to an Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, better known as Hushpuppi.
DCP Abba Kyari finally breaks social media silence amid police probe
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that the embattled Abba Kyari, on Thursday, August 26, resumed on social media after weeks of leave following the probe of his alleged involvement in a $1.1m internet scam allegedly perpetrated by Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi and four others.
It was reported that Kyari, who was suspended as the head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), disappeared from social media following the outrage against his Facebook post on August 4, 2021, which he later deleted.
The Borno State indigene took to his verified Facebook page with over 450,000 followers on Thursday, August 26.