Report on Kyari’s connection to Hushpuppi is riddled with loopholes, police commission reveals
- Police Services Commission has again reacted to DCP Abba Kyari’s case as National Drug Enforcement Agency gives further details
- According to the commission, the report submitted by the IGP and its team concerning Kyari’s case was sketchy and not detailed enough
- Meanwhile, the CPS spokesperson hinted that the commission would take another decision if the shortcomings were reflected in the new report
On Thursday, February 17, the Police Service Commission (PSC) revealed that the investigation report submitted by the Nigeria Police Force (NPF) into one of its beleaguered officers, Abba Kyari, is filled with numerous shortcomings.
The commission, which had previously ordered the Force to conduct a new investigation with a different panel into the super cop and submit another report within two weeks, argued that it must submit a new report within the time limit.
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Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s spokesperson, in a telephone interview with Daily Trust, explained that the commissioners, led by Musiliu Smith, a retired police inspector general, would make another decision if the shortcomings were still reflected. in the new report.
It should be recalled that the IGP, Usman Baba, had set up a commission of inquiry to investigate Kyari over allegations by the Federal Investigation Bureau in the United States that he (Kyari) had ties to the billionaire fraudster on Internet, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi. .
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The panel, led by Joseph Egbunike, Deputy Inspector General of Police at Force Headquarters, Abuja, submitted its report to the IGP, which was then submitted to the Police Service Commission.
The first report
Dissatisfied with the report, the CPS, in its final plenary session, delivered the report and ordered the police to form another panel to investigate the matter.
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But responding to a request to know whether the PSC had abandoned the first report, hence its resolution for a new report, the commission said it had not abandoned the report, saying the new inquiry group was responsible for filling in any gaps in the report.
“Dropped? We have not abandoned the report. We’ve now said they need to do more work, there are gaps, there are gaps, that a new panel should address.”
Abba Kyari: Bitter disgrace as police chief faces demotion, lower rank suggested
Earlier, the Special Investigative Panel (SIP) led by DIG Joseph Egbuniike recommended the demotion of DCP Abba Kyari to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP).
This SIP stance came after finding Kyari guilty of fraternizing with fraudsters and criminals against the ethics and conduct of the Nigerian Police (NPF).
More so, the panel found the embattled police chief guilty of violating NPF social media policy by reacting via his Facebook page to FBI allegations against him without first informing the force.
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US government gathers 6,700-page documentary evidence for Abba Kyari’s case
Meanwhile, the United States government has collected more than 2,700 electronic files as part of trial evidence in the $1.1 million fraud case involving Kyari.
A court document would also show other sets of investigative reports and “new findings”, including documents obtained from foreign law enforcement agencies with more than 6,700 pages that are being processed by the prosecutors.
It is recorded that the parties jointly filed the request on Friday, September 24, citing various grounds for requesting a postponement of the trial. Defense attorneys have reportedly asked for more time to prepare the case, while US prosecutors have also asked for more time to process treasure troves of documents, including those obtained from foreign countries.