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19.09.2021 news IGP Queries Abba Kyari Over Panel Report as Malami Decides Extradition

Published 19th Sep, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

Usman Alkali Baba, Inspector-General of Police (IGP), has queried Abba Kyari, the former chief of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), due to infractions in his relationship with Ramon Abbass, also known as Hushpuppi, who was charged with committing $1.1 million fraud by a US district court.

Daily Trust gathered that the query was issued based on the conclusions of the Joseph Egbunike-led investigation panel, set up to investigate Kyari’s alleged indictment in a US Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) report.

“The IGP has issued a query to Abba Kyari based on the findings of the panel. The panel discovered that there was communication between Kyari and Hushpuppi, as well as infractions on the part of the cop, which is against the procedure of engagement of the police,” a top security source was quoted to have said.

Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, is also examining the request for extradition of the famous police officer to the US.

READ ALSO: Abba Kyari Indicted by Probe Panel, to Face Disciplinary Committee

As a result of the FBI charge, the Police Service Commission had suspended Kyari as head of the Police Intelligence Response Squad (IRT) on the basis of the IGP’s recommendation.

READ ALSO: REPORT: Presidency, Police Authorities Plan Soft Landing for Abba Kyari

According to the security source, the panel did not recommend the extradition of Kyari, since he committed no crime in the US, but he may be suspended, demoted or fired.

“There is no proof that he committed any crime on the soil of the US to warrant his extradition. He will be sanctioned by the appropriate authorities here. However, it is for the AGF to advise if there is a ground to extradite him to the US, which is very unlikely,” he also said.

Frank Mba, spokesperson for the police, said the IGP had forwarded the panel’s recommendations to the PSC for appropriate action.

“The committee submitted its report and the IGP has forwarded their findings to the appropriate authorities, which have oversight function on the police, specifically the PSC, which, I believe, is currently reviewing it,” he said.

READ ALSO: Fake Contracts Dealer Egbunike Submits Abba Kyari Probe Report to IGP

Umar Gwandu, the AGF’s media assistant, in his reaction, also said his boss would give his advice on the matter as appropriate.

“In line with the provisions of the Constitution of the Federal Republic of Nigeria and that of the extant laws, the AGF will do the needful,” he said.

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Published 19th Sep, 2021

By Tola Owoyele

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