The probe of Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari, for his alleged involvement in internet fraud alongside Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi has started.
The probe followed the Police Service Commission’s (PSC) approval of a four-man special committee set up by Usman Alkali, the Inspector-General of Police, to review the allegations against Kyari by the United States Government.
The IGP wrote a letter to the PSC on July 31st July, explaining that his request for Abba Kyari’s suspension was is in line with the Nigerian Police Force internal disciplinary processes.
The letter reads in part: “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.
“The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer.”
According to Frank Mba, the Force Public Relations Officer, the four-member panel probing Kyari is headed by Deputy Inspector-General of Police Joseph Egbunike, but he failed to reveal the names of the three other members of the Special Investigation Panel.
The statement reads: The SIP, comprising four senior Police officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).
“The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the FBI.
“The SIP is also to obtain a detailed representation of DCP Abba Kyari to all the allegations leveled against him, conduct further investigations as it deems fit, and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force Leadership on the matter.”