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General News of Wednesday, 15 September 2021


Hushpuppi: Buhari will decide fate of Abba Kyari - Minister of Police Affairs

Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police

Minister of Police Affairs, Muhammad Maigari Dingyadi has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will decide on the measure to take on the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari.

According to him, due to the height of the issue, the federal government is making sure appropriate measures are taken to ensure justice is served.

He made this known during an interview with Channels Television on their flagship program 'Politics Today' on Tuesday, September 14.

Abba Kyari was suspended on July 31 after he was indicted by the FBI in a $1.1 million Internet scam reportedly carried out by a serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, and four others.

Currently investigations are still ongoing.

“The issue of Abba Kyari has become a public domain and I think by now everybody has heard that the police in their very wisdom, in their usual way of becoming transparent and fair to all have set up a committee to investigate all these allegations”.

We have also reported that the committee has submitted the report to the Inspector General of Police (IGP). We have also submitted this report and recommendations to the Attorney-General of the Federation for a legal opinion, thereafter, we will take it to Mr President for final consideration.

So, you can see that even though this matter is a local matter here, it has some international connotations. We have to do some due diligence to ensure that we do the right thing. We have to do some consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice before a final decision will be taken.

But what is important is that Nigerians should know that the police management is up and doing and they have done what they are supposed to do. I hope people will wait and see what actions will be taken on this matter,'' the minister said.

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