Abba Kyari: Police commission sets up panel to study report

Abba Kyari police

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has put together a panel to study the documents available to it on the suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari, PSC spokesman Ikechukwu Ani said on Thursday.

Mr Kyari was on July 31 suspended by the PSC following recommendation by the inspector general of police Usman Baba.

The recommendation followed a bribery allegation brought against him by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) in the United States.

The FBI had alleged that Kyari was paid a bribe by Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi to arrest a co-conspirator in a $1.1million fraud deal.

PSC spokesman said the newly launched panel would examine the facts of the allegations as contained in the FBI indictment, as well as the extant rules to keep abreast with the matter, pending the submission of the police investigative panel report.

Mr Ani said the panel had already been inaugurated by the permanent secretary and secretary to the commission Abubakar Ismaila.