Nigeria’s Inspector-general of Police Usman Baba has received the report of a Special Investigation Panel (SIP) investigating the indictment of the suspended Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari.
Mr Baba while receiving the report assured that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations in the report would be undertaken by the Force Management Team and forwarded to appropriate quarters for necessary action(s).
The Police boss stated this on Thursday in a statement signed by Frank Mba, Force Public Relations Officer.
The report was submitted by the chairman of the SIP, Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.
Mr Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-general of Police while presenting the report, “noted that the Panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on 2nd August, 2021 and the report submitted is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.”
According to the statement “the report presented contained the case file of the probe, evidences and findings as well as testimonies from DCP Abba Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.
“The IGP, who commended the Panel for the work done, stated that the essence of the probe was to carry out discrete investigations into the allegation levied against the officer to enable the Force leadership be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes.
“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.”
Mr Kyari is highly decorated police officer who before his suspension investigated big criminal cases and seen hanging out with politicians and celebrities.
His reputation has since been badly damaged after US law enforcement agencies indicated that he is wanted over allegations of links to Instagram influencer and fraudster Ray Hushpuppi.
He has repeatedly denied any wrongdoing.
By Abel Ejikeme