Police commission suspends Abba Kyari’s alleged accomplices

Abba Kyari police

The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended two policemen allegedly linked to 25 kilogrammes of cocaine recently seized by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

The officers – assistant commissioner of police Sunday Ubua and assistant superintendent of police James Bawa – were working under the suspended deputy police commissioner Abba Kyari in the intelligence response team of the police.

Kyari is currently in the custody of the NDLEA over the drug deal.

The PSC in a letter to the inspector general of police Usman Baba dated February 16, 2022, said their suspension took effect from February 14.

The letter was written by retired justice of the Supreme Court and commissioner 1 in the PSC, Clara Ogunbiyi; on behalf of the PSC chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired IGP.

A statement on Thursday by PSC spokesman Ikechukwu Ani stated that in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 030406, the commission had approved the suspension of the officers until the outcome of the investigation into the allegations levelled against them.

“The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to ‘note also that DCP Abba Kyari, who prior to this allegation was on suspension, shall remain so until the conclusion of investigations,’” the statement read.

The commission also asked Baba to suspend Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.

“The IGP is further requested to inform the Commission of the arrest of ASP John Umoru who is currently at large whenever his arrest is effected to enable it take necessary action.

“The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action,” the statement added.