Panel probing Abba Kyari submits amended report to IGP

Abba Kyari police

The special investigation panel set up by the inspector-general of police Usman Baba to probe deputy police commissioner Abba Kyari has submitted its amended report.

Mr Kyari was suspended and placed under investigation after the FBI in the United States alleged his involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by Abbas Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others.

The FBI had also claimed that Kyari detained a co-conspirator of Hushpuppi at the latter’s behest for one month which enabled Hushpuppi to defraud a Qatari victim of over $1m.

The four-man panel headed by the deputy IGP in charge of Force criminal investigations department, Joseph Egbunike, submitted its findings to the IGP on Monday.

PUNCH reports that the panel submitted an amended report after the IGP rejected an earlier report for allegedly being too lenient on Kyari.

Its sources said Egbunike and Kyari enjoy a good relationship.

“The panel concluded its investigation and submitted its report to the IG last Thursday or Friday but the IG rejected it. He was not comfortable with the panel findings and recommendations,” the newspaper’s source said.

Meanwhile, Kyari has been replaced as head of intelligence response team by Tunji Disu.