The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) and Head, Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).
According to a statement released on Sunday by Ikechukwu Ani, the commission’s Head of Public Relations, the decision was conveyed in a letter signed by Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi.
Kyari’s suspension took effect from July 31 pending the outcome of the investigation by the police in respect to his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States.
BizWatch Nigeria recalls that Usman Baba, the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) ordered an “internal review of the allegations” against Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), by a United States Court.
PSC has also directed the IGP to furnish it with information on further developments on the matter for necessary further action.
The DCP’s suspension followed the issuing of an arrest warrant by a U.S magistrate judge, Otis Wright.
Abba Kyari according to documents unsealed last week in the US had arrested and jailed one Chibuzo Vincent, at the request of Hushpuppi.
He also allegedly sent Hushpuppi bank account details into which he (Hushpuppi) could deposit payment for Vincent’s arrest and imprisonment.
BizWatch Nigeria recalls that Kyari, in a Facebook post on Thursday, however, denied the allegations.