Hushpuppi Vs Abba Kyari: IGP Receives Probe Panel Report

The Special Investigation Panel established to investigate the former Head, Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, has submitted its report to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.

Recall that Kyari is under investigation for his alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi and four others; AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Motunrayo Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Agbabiaka (Bolamide).

Kyari, who is currently on suspension, has been indicted by a United States District Court which issued an arrest warrant for him.

The US court also ordered the FBI to arrest the police officer for his alleged role in a $1m scam.

Following the development, the IG on August 1 recommended the suspension of the DCP to the Police Service Commission and also set up the SIP to investigate the allegations against him.

According to PUNCH, the SIP headed by the Deputy Inspector -General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, submitted its findings to the IG on Monday.

It was gathered that during interrogation, Abba Kyari had dismissed allegations of conniving with Hushpuppi to defraud the Qatari businessman.

Sources revealed that the panel sessions were relax and cordial boosting Kyari’s confidence that he would be absolved of the allegations.

It was learnt that the panel submitted the report last week but it was rejected by the IG for being too lenient on Kyari.

A source stated, “The panel concluded its investigation and submitted its report to the IG last Thursday or Friday but the IG rejected it. He was not comfortable with the panel findings and recommendations.”

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