The Police Service Commission, PSC, has on Sunday, suspended the Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, and Head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force, NPF, Abba Kyari, over his alleged involvement in an international fraud, and his recent indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, for his alleged involvement in a $1.1 million internet fraud,
The Police Commission said that DCP Kyari’s suspension took effect on Saturday, July 31.
The statement titled: ‘FBI indictment: PSC suspends DCP Abba Kyari, directs IGP to furnish it with information on further developments’, was signed by the Commission’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani, on Sunday.
The statement reads: “The Police Service Commission has suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team 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 31, 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 1, 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.”