Hushpuppi: IGP receives probe report on Abba Kyari

DCP Abba Kyari

Inspector-general of police Usman Baba on Thursday received the report of the special investigation panel (SIP) assigned to probe fraud allegations against deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari.

Mr Kyari, who is currently suspended from the Force, was alleged by US authorities of being involved in a $1.1 million fraud allegedly orchestrated by Instagram sensation Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi.

Panel chairman Joseph Egbunike, a deputy inspector general of police, submitted the report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

Force spokesman Frank Mba in a statement said Egbunike noted that the panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on August 2, “and the report submitted is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.”

The statement reads: “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.”

It was gathered that Kyari was called up to the panel to defend himself during the probe.

The submission of the report coincides with Kyari’s return to Facebook after a three-week break.

The police are expected to submit the report to the Police Service Commission for further action.