The Police Service Commission (PSC) said it has suspended a Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force, Abba Kyari, from the exercise of the Powers and functions of his office.
The Commission which is statutorily saddled with the responsibility of disciplining the country’s most senior police officers, announced this on Sunday, August 1, in a statement signed by the Head, Press and Public Relations, Ikechukwu Ani.
According to the statement, the PSC stated that the 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 said it has also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.
The statement added that 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.
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