The Police Service Commission has suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police and the Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force, Abba Kyari, from office.
A statement from the commissions spokesperson, Ifeanyi Ani, says 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.
Ani says the Commission has also instructed the Inspector General of Police to endow it with information on further development on the matter for essential further action. He said 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, an Ex 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 presently on leave.