Hushpuppi: Police set up another panel to probe Abba Kyari

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has set up another panel to probe Abba Kyari, embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police fingered by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) as a member of an internet fraud syndicate.

In a statement on Thursday by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of the PSC, the new panel is headed by Tijani Mohammed, a lawyer and Director, Department of Police Discipline in the Commission.

Mr Ani said the in-house panel inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the Commission, Alhaji Abubakar Ismaila, and has started its work while the commission awaits the report of the DIG Joseph Egbunike-led investigative panel set up by the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba on the matter.

The new panel will examine the facts of the allegations as contained in the Federal Bureau of Investigation indictment and also look at the extant rules “as a means of keeping abreast of the matter.” 

The panel is also expected to “gather and document relevant information on DCP Abba Kyari in view of his disciplinary matter and to analyze the information gathered and make appropriate recommendation/s to the commission.

“The report of the in-house panel is expected to assist the commission take an informed decision when the investigative panel report is submitted for the commission’s consideration.

“The commission had also directed the Inspector-General of Police to furnish it with information on further developments on the matter for necessary/further action,” the statement added.

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