The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, has dispatched the Special Investigation Panel report on Abba Kyari’s alleged roles in the $1.1m fraud perpetrated by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi and four others, to the Attorney-General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami, and the Police Service Commission.
Our correspondent reported that the SIP Chairman, DIG Joseph Egbunike, submitted the committee’s findings to the IG on August 26, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, 24 days after the panel was inaugurated.
A Federal Bureau of Investigation agent, Andrew Innocenti, had in a document titled, ‘Criminal Complaint By Telephone Or Other Reliable Electronic Means’ filed before the United States District Court for the Central District of California, alleged that Hushpuppi contracted Kyari to detain a co-conspirator, Chibuzo Vincent, for threatening to expose the alleged $1.1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
The agency also said Hushpuppi paid $20,600 into a bank account provided by Abba Kyari. The court ordered that Kyari be detained for 10 days.
Following the allegations, Kyari was suspended from service on July 31 by the Police Service Commission. He also appeared before the SIP where he was alleged to have denied the allegations.
It was gathered that the FDC’s recommendations would be sent to the Police Service Commission, which is expected to determine Kyari’s fate.
Our correspondent was equally informed that the in-house panel set up by the commission to study available documents related to the DCP’s indictment would soon round off its investigation, and submit its findings to the PSC management.