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Kyari has not been reinstated, still on suspension- Police


The Nigeria Police Force has not reinstated the former Commander of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, who has been on suspension since July 31, following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

It should be noted that report has been circulating that the super cop had been secretly recalled by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, however, police sources confirmed that Kyari  is still on suspension.

It will be recalled that the embattled cop  had been under investigation for allegedly conniving with a suspected Internet fraudster, Abbas Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi. defraud a Qatari businessman of $1.1 million.

In an interview with newsmen recently, the IGP said Kyari had been queried, adding that the police were working closely with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Attorney General of the Federation to take the next step.

The IG said, “I have not received any extradition request formally. But I have read from other places that there was an extradition request. I’ve not seen it and that is one.

“Two, when this issue of Kyari started, we took our own action by constituting a panel to look at the allegations that were made against the senior officer.

“The allegations were based on fraternising with Hushpuppi and even receiving some series of instructions on extrajudicial torture and so on. We looked into all these allegations via the committee that was set up by the DIG and we submitted our report to the SGF on the findings of our investigation.

“We just received the legal advice from the office of the Attorney General on what to do next in terms of asking the officer to account for what we have gathered in the course of our investigation.”