The Police Service Commission has suspended indicted supercop, Abba Kyari, pending investigation over his involvement in the $1.1m dollars scam by Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, also known as Ray Hushpuppi.
This was contained in a message by the Head, Press and Public Relations of the commission, Ikechukwu Ani, on Sunday.
Newsafresh report that the Inspector General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba, had recommended Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and head of Intelligence Response Team (IRT), for suspension while he is being investigated.
Ani’s statement stated that the suspension of Kyari took effect from Saturday, July 31st, adding that the IGP is directed to furnish the commission with further development on the matter.
The statement read, ” The Police Service Commission has suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force from the exercise of the Powers and functions of his office.
”Abba Kyari’s suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31st 2021 and would subsist pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States .
”The Commission has also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.
”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 1st, 2021, was signed by Hon. Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner 1 in the Commission for the Commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police who is currently on leave.”