UPDATED: Police Service Commission Suspends DCP Kyari

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Deji Adebayo, Abuja

In response to recommendation by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, the Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police over his alleged involvement in a $1.1 million fraud by internet fraudster, Ramoni Abba, aka Husspuppi.

Prior to his suspension, Kyari was the Head of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force. His suspension was contained in a statement by Head Press and Public Relations of PSC, Ikechukwu Ani.

It said his suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31 and subsists pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.

The Commission also directed the IGP to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

The statement reads; “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 1, was signed by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and PSC Commissioner 1 and the Commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired IGP, who is currently on leave.”

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