The embattled former head of the Nigeria Police Force’s Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari; and a nightclub celebrity, Obinna Iyiegbu aka Obi Cubana, were some of the guests that attended the wedding of Maina Alkali, the son of the Inspector-General of Police, Alkali Baba.
Abba Kyari was indicted in $1.1 million fraud carried out by the Nigerian notorious fraudster, Mr. Abbas Raymond AKA Hushpuppi.
According to US court where Hushpuppi has pleaded guilty to the charges, Kyari had collected a bribe from Hushpuppi to jail his fraud gang member Kelly Vincent Chibuzor.
Although, DCP Kyari has denied the allegation, insisting that Hushpuppi only contacted him to arrest a suspect who he later found out was innocent and released him. Suspended Cop, Abba Kyari, Spotted At IG Son’s Wedding However, Kyari’s alleged involvement has raised a lot of dust as the IG of Police suspended him from the Police service.
The IGP, in his letter to the Police Service Commission, dated 31st July, 2021, noted that the recommendation for the suspension of the officer, is in line with the internal disciplinary processes of the Force.
The IGP further noted that the suspension is also expected to create an enabling environment for the NPF Special Investigation Panel to carry out its investigations into the weighty allegations against DCP Abba Kyari without interference.
The suspension is without prejudice to the constitutional presumption of innocence in favour of the officer. The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), comprising four (4) Senior Police Officers, is headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike, the Deputy Inspector General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department (FCID).
The SIP, inter alia, is to undertake a detailed review of all the allegations against DCP Abba Kyari by the US Government as contained in relevant documents that have been availed the NPF by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).