ENigeria Newspaper reports that DIG Joseph Egbunike probe panel has been indicted Abba Kyari in the $1.1 million Hushpuppi fraud scandal.
The DIG Joseph Egbunike report on Abba Kyari’s alleged role in the $1.1 million fraud perpetrated by Ramon Olorunwa Abass, also known as Hushppi, and four others was been sent by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, to Abubakar Malami, the Attorney-General of the Federation, as well as the Police Service Commission (PSC) ENigeria Newspaper can confirm.
The AGF and the PSC, according to the ENigeria Newspaper top sources, got the report indicting Kyari last week.
The Special Investigation Panel, directed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (IGP), delivered its findings on August 26, which includes testimonies from Kyari and other people and organizations involved in the case.
On June 25, Andrew Innocenti, a Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) agent, filed a document in the United States District Court for the Central District of California titled ‘Criminal Complaint By Telephone or Other Reliable Electronic Means,’ alleging that Hushpuppi hired Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, to detain Chibuzo Vincent, a co-conspirator, for threatening to expose the allegation.
Hushpuppi allegedly paid $20,600 into a bank account provided by Kyari, according to the document. As a result, the court ordered Kyari’s detention for ten days.
On July 31, the PSC suspended Kyari from service as a result of the indictment. He also testified before a panel of investigators, where he allegedly denied any misconduct.
However, a senior police official claimed on Saturday that the IG has ordered that Kyari be interrogated and then referred to the Force Disciplinary Committee (FDC), which deals with matters of misconduct and unprofessional behavior by top officers.
The FDC is likely to submit its recommendations to the PSC, which will make the final decision on Kyari’s case.
The panel set up by the FDC to analyze accessible materials connected to Kyari’s indictment is expected to finish its inquiry and submit its conclusions to the PSC soon, according to reports.
“The police report was received by the commission and the AGF last week, but there is nothing we can do at the present.
Kyari has been ordered to be questioned by the IG. After the question was answered, the subject was referred to the Force Disciplinary Committee, which made recommendations.
The FDC’s recommendations would be presented to the Police Service Commission, and the commission’s decision would be based on them,” a source added.
When contacted, Nigeria Police Force spokesperson Frank Mba offered to provide an update on the matter, but had not responded to any additional queries as of press time.