The Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali has recommended the suspension of DCP Abba Kyari over his involvement with disgraced fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas a.k.a Hushpuppi.
Inspector-general of Usman Alkali Baba made the recommendation to the Police Service Commission in a July 31 letter.
“The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, psc (+), NPM, fdc has recommended the immediate suspension of DCP Abba Kyari, the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), from the Service of the Nigeria Police Force, pending the outcome of ongoing internal investigations touching on him,” Nigerian police spokesman Frank Mba said in a statement on Sunday morning.
POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that Kyari allegedly arranged for the arrest and jailing of an associate of Hushpuppi when the two fell out after scamming a Qatari of $1.1 million. The top cop also allegedly sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest as proof to Hushpuppi.
“Kyari also allegedly sent Abbas bank account details for an account into which Abbas could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment,” the Department of Justice said in the statement.
The highly decorated police officer has denied the allegations stating that he only connected Hushpuppi to his tailor for outfits and a pari of slippers worth N300,000.