The suspension of the Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) has been recommended by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Alkali Baba.
This was contained in a statement released by the Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba.
According to the spokesman, Kyari will remain out of service of the Nigeria Police Force pending the outcome of investigations.
The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated July 31, 2021, noted that the suspension is in line with the internal disciplinary processes.
The suspension will help the panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference.
According to the statement,
“The Special Investigation Panel, (SIP) is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).
“The SIP will undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against Kyari by the United States Government, as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI)”.
“The SIP will also obtain a detailed representation of Kyari to all the allegations levelled against him and submit recommendations to guide further actions by the Force leadership on the matter”, it stated.