More light has been shed on the bribery allegation involving former Commander of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, who was suspended on July 31.
Sources in police that spoke with Punch confirmed that the former deputy commissioner of police is still on suspension and had not been secretly recalled by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba.
Kyari has been under investigation over a bribery case involving self-confessed internet fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The FBI in a document had alleged that the embattled police officer connived with Hushpuppi to defraud a Qatari businessman of $1.1 million.
Recall that the IGP on Thursday noted that he has not received any extradition request formally.
The IG said, “I have not received any extradition request formally. But I have read from other places that there was an extradition request. I’ve not seen it and that is one.
“Two, when this issue of Kyari started, we took our own action by constituting a panel to look at the allegations that were made against the senior officer.
“The allegations were based on fraternising with Hushpuppi and even receiving some series of instructions on extrajudicial torture and so on. We looked into all these allegations via the committee that was set up by the DIG and we submitted our report to the SGF on the findings of our investigation.
“We just received the legal advice from the office of the Attorney General on what to do next in terms of asking the officer to account for what we have gathered in the course of our investigation.”
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