Following the recommendation of Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba to suspend DCP Abba Kyari, over his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation for alleged involvement in a one point one million dollars internet fraud, the Police Service Commission has finally suspended him.
DCP Abba Kyari untill his suspension was the Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force.
The statement titled, ‘FBI indictment: PSC suspends DCP Abba Kyari, and signed by the commission’s Head, Press, and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani directs IGP to furnish it with information on further developments’,.
According to the statement Abba Kyari’s suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31, 2021, and would subsist pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.
The Commission’s decision which was conveyed in a letter with reference, PSC/POL/D/153/vol/V/138 to the Inspector General of Police today, was signed by Hon. Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner one in the Commission for the Commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police, who is currently on leave.”
The FBI criminal complaint lodged at the United States District Court in California had listed Abass Ramon, aka Hushpuppi; and Kyari among six suspects indicted in a one point one million dollars international fraud conspiracy.
The IGP in an earlier statement said Kyari’s suspension was expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against him without interference.