CorruptionNewsPolicePolice Service Commission Extends Probe Against DCP Kyari

ABUJA — The Police Service Commission (PSC) has called for a further probe into the allegations of fraud and violations against the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP Abba Kyari.

PSC spokesman, Ikechukwu Ani, said the commission was not satisfied with the initial report submitted by the Nigeria Police Force and extended the probe by a further two weeks to allow the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Alkali Baba, carry out a thorough investigation and submit a detailed report.

“The commission took the decision at the continuation of its 14th plenary meeting which ended in Abuja on Thursday, February 11, 2022 which was chaired by Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired inspector general of police and chairman of the commission.

“The commission had deferred a decision on the case of Kyari who until his suspension was the officer in charge of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT),” he said.

Ani added that the commission also directed that further necessary investigation should take half the time it took the police to conduct the original investigation and that the investigation should be carried out by a different panel.

He said the police report had earlier been forwarded to the Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice for legal advice by the inspector general of police.

DCP Kyari had earlier been indicted by a report of the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI) of the United States and was also investigated by a Special Panel set up by the Inspector General of Police.

Hassan Umar Shallpella (Regional Correspondent)

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