HUSHPUPPI: IGP Given Ultimatum To Carry Out Further Probe Into Abba Kyari | READ DETAILS
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Akali Baba, has been ordered to carry out more probe into the alleged link between Abba Kyari and Abbas Ramon (Hushpuppi).
Kyari is under investigation for his alleged involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by Hushpuppi and four others; AbdulRahman Juma (Abdul); Vincent Kelly Chibuzo (Kelly); Rukayat Motunrayo Fashola (Morayo); and Bolatito Agbabiaka (Bolamide).
Following his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), a four man panel was set up to probe Kyair, former Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT).
Following the submission of its report, the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister for Justice, Abubakar Malami, was said to have advised the Police Service Commission (PSC) to order for more probe into the case.
According to PUNCH, an anonymous senior official in the force said the call for more probe is owed to inadequate evidence to convict Kyari.
“The advice from the AGF is that the case needs further investigation; that the evidence produced on Abba Kyari was not enough to convict him despite the fact that they have established a prima facie case against him. But the facts cannot convict him in the court of law.
“So, the police report was returned and the IG was asked to set up a special panel to look at the case. We have given them just a short period of two weeks to turn in their report.
“The final report is expected to return to the standing committee which will review and send recommendations to the plenary where the final decision on Kyari will be taken” the official said.
Meanwhile, according to the spokesman, US Attorney Office for Central District of California, Hushpuppi will be sentenced on February 14, 2022.