Hushpuppi: IG submits report on Abba Kyari to the Police Service Commission


Hushpuppi: IG submits report on Abba Kyari to the Police Service Commission

FastNews reports that the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has submitted the probe panel report on the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, to the Police Service Commission.

This comes nearly six months after the DIG-led SIP. The IG received a report from Joseph Egbunike.

Austin Braimoh, a commissioner on the PSC, confirmed to our correspondent on Sunday that the commission would consider the matter this week.

He said the report was still being reviewed by the PSC Standing Committee on Discipline, and that it would be presented to the PSC plenary later.

“The standing committee is still going over the report,” he said over the phone, “and then they’ll present it to the plenary for action.”

Our correspondent had reported that Kyari was queried and his response was delivered to the Force Disciplinary Committee.

Kyari was investigated over his alleged role in a $1.1m internet scam by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, aka Hushpuppi, and four others.

The probe followed his indictment by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations which recommended that he be extradited to the US for trial.

A Special Agent with the FBI, Andrew Innocenti, had alleged that Hushpuppi contracted Kyari after a “co-conspirator,” Chibuzo Vincent, allegedly threatened to expose the alleged $1.1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.

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