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Panel on DCP Abba Kyari submits report to IGP


By Hassan Zaggi        

The Special Investigative Panel that was set up to investigate  the alleged indictment of the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), has submitted its report to the Inspector General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba Alkali.

The report was submitted to the IGP by the chairman of the SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

 Speaking while presenting the report, DIG Egbunike, commended the IGP for the confidence reposed on him and other members of the Panel to conduct the probe.

He noted that the Panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on  August 2, 2021, and that  the report submitted was an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.

He revealed that the report presented contained the case file of the probe, evidences and findings as well as testimonies from DCP Abba Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.    

On his part, while receiving the report, the IGP commended the Panel for the work done, saying that the essence of the probe was to carry out discrete investigations into the allegation levied against the Officer to enable the Force leadership be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes.

The IGP assured that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations would be undertaken by the Force Management Team and thereafter forwarded to appropriate quarters for necessary action(s).

In a statement signed by the Force Spokesman, Frank Mba, the IGP reiterated the commitment of the Force to, as always, do justice for all.

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