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Police Service Commission Raises Panel On Abba Kyari’s Suspension

(AFRICAN EXAMINER) – The Police Service Commission (PSC) has raised an in-house panel of investigation on the recently suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and former head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), over his indictment by a Report of the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.

The panel which has been inaugurated by the Permanent Secretary/Secretary to the commission, Alhaji Abubakar Ismaila has started work while it awaits the Report of the DIG Joseph Egbunike Police investigative Panel on the matter.

PSC’s Head of Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani who disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, said the panel will study in details available documents related to Kyari’s suspension.

The panel, according to him, is expected to examine the facts of the allegations as contained in the FBI indictment and also to look at the extant rules as a means of keeping abreast of the matter pending the submission of the Report by the Police Investigative Panel.

“The panel headed by Bar. Tijani Mohammed, Director, Department of Police Discipline in the commission has as its terms of reference; 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”, he said.

Ani further explained that the Report of the panel is expected to assist the commission take an informed decision when the Police Investigative Panel Report is submitted for the PSC’s consideration.

The commission had earlier suspended the former Head of IRT. The suspension which took effect from Saturday, July 31st, 2021, is to subsist pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the FBI.

Moreover, the PSC had also directed the Inspector General of Police (IGP) to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

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