BREAKING: Panel recommends demotion of Abba Kyari to ACP for working with fraudsters
Following the rejection and the return of the investigation report of the Special Investigation Panel which investigated suspended Commander of IRT, DCP Abba Kyari in the $1.1million Hushpuppi internet fraud scam and subsequent directive by the Police Service Commission to the Force headquarters to conduct a fresh investigation, it has emerged that the DIG Joseph Egbuniike panel recommended the demotion of Abba Kyari to the rank of Assistant Commissioner of Police.
This is just as the panel found him culpable of fraternizing with fraudulent characters, thereby violating the NPF professional ethics.
Aside this, the SIP found him culpable of violation of the social media policy of the Nigeria Police Force, for responding to the FBI’s indictment on his Facebook page without recourse to laid down procedures, though he (Kyari) later yanked off the social media response.
On the bribe, allegedly given to Kyari, the SIP said “the evidence of bribe is circumstantial since it was not proven that the bribe was paid into the officer’s account nor was any proceeds of the bribe traced by the panel much less linking the officer to any such proceeds.’’