Abba Kyari to resume work as IGP lifts his suspension after investigation over alleged ties with Hushpuppi

Contrary to speculations, the police authorities have not recalled the erstwhile commander of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, who has been on suspension since July 31.

Kyari was suspended following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

There had been reports that Kyari had been secretly recalled by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, but police sources confirmed that the deputy commissioner of police is still on suspension.

Dismissing the reports on Saturday, a senior officer said, “How can the police recall an officer suspended by the Police Service Commission? Kyari has not been recalled from suspension. Nigerians should disregard the speculation.”

The Force spokesman, Frank Mba, also confirmed that Kyari has not been recalled.

He said, “It is not true. How can the IG recall someone suspended by the Police Service Commission?

Kyari had been under investigation for allegedly fraternizing with a suspected Internet fraudster, Abbas Ramon, commonly known as Hushpuppi.

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The FBI alleged that Kyari connived with Hushpuppi to defraud a Qatari businessman of $1.1m.

While speaking with State House correspondent in Abuja on Thursday, the IG had said Kyari had been queried, adding that the police were working with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Attorney -General of the Federation for appropriate sanction on Kyari.

He also explained that the panel constituted to investigate the case had submitted its report to the SGF, Boss Mustapha, for vetting and advice on the findings.

According to him, the police had only recently received feedback from the SGF and were contemplating their 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.”

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