The Police Service Commission has suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force from the exercise of the Powers and functions of his office.

Kyari, was indicted by a US Court in California over alleged involvement in internet fraud of over a $1.1million by Ramoni Abba aka Hushpuppi.

A statement by Ikechukwu Ani, Head Press and Public Relations said, “Abba Kyari’s suspension took effect from Saturday, July 31st 2021 and would subsist pending the outcome of the investigation in respect of his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.

“The Commission has also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

“The Commission’s decision which was conveyed in a letter with reference, PSC/POL/D/153/vol/V/138 to the Inspector General of Police today, Sunday, August 1st, 2021, was signed by Hon. Justice Clara Bata Ogunbiyi, a retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner 1 in the Commission for the Commission’s Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, a retired Inspector General of Police who is currently on leave.

WITHIN NIGERIA reported that the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Usman Baba had recommended immediate suspension of Abba Kyari from the Nigeria Police Force pending outcome of an ongoing internal investigation involving him.