The Special Investigation Panel (SIP), investigating the alleged indictment of Mr. Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) has submitted its report to the Inspector-General (I-G) of Police, Mr. Usman Baba.
The Force Public Relations Officer (FPRO), Mr. Frank Mba, disclosed this in a statement on Thursday, in Abuja.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) recalls that the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had indicted Kyari in a bribery allegation.
The FBI had alleged that the DCP was paid a bribe by a serial internet fraudster, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi, to arrest one of his (Hushpuppi’s) friends in a 1.1million dollars deal.
Kyari was on July 31, suspended by the Police Service Commission (PSC), following recommendations from the I-G.
While submitting the report, Mr. Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector General of Police (DIG) and Chairman of the Panel, commended the I-G for the confidence reposed in him and other members.
He said the panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on Aug. 2.
Egbunike said the report submitted, was an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.
According to him, the report contained the case file of the probe, evidences and findings as well as testimonies from Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.
In his remarks, the I-G commended the panel for the work done, adding that the essence of the probe was to carry out discrete investigations into the allegation leveled against the officer.
He said the idea was to enable the force leadership to be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes.
The I-G pledged that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations, would be undertaken by the Force Management Team, before forwarding it to appropriate quarters for necessary action. (NAN)