Hours after a recommendation by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, the Police Service Commission has suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

The IGP relied on the allegation of Mr. Kyaris alleged complicity in a fraud case against Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi, to recommend the suspension

DSP Kyari was the head of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force before he was asked to refrain from the exercise of the Powers and functions of his office.

The suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31st 2021 and would subsist pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.

PSC has also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

The Commission’s decision which was conveyed in a letter with reference, PSC/POL/D/153/vol/V/138 to the Inspector General of Police today, Sunday, August 1st, 2021, was signed by Hon. Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner 1 in the Commission for the Commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police who is currently on leave.


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