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Panel Report on DCP Kyari Submitted To Malami For Legal Advice – Minister

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Minister of police affairs, Muhammad Dingyadi says the panel report on deputy commissioner of police (DCP), Abba Kyari, who was suspended over alledged link with international Cyber fraudster, Hushpuppi, has been submitted to Abubakar Malami, attorney-general of the federation (AGF).

Usman Baba, inspector-general of police (IGP), had On August 26, received the report of the panel set up to probe the bribery allegations against Kyari.

Speaking on Tuesday during an interview with Channels Television, Dingyadi made it known that after seeking Malami’s opinion, the report will be submitted to President Muhammadu Buhari for final consideration.

He said: “The issue of Abba Kyari has become in public domain, and I think by now, everybody has heard that the police, in their very wisdom and very usual way of becoming very transparent and being fair to all, have set up a committee to investigate all these allegations,”

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“And we have also reported that the committee has submitted the report to the IGP, and we have submitted this report and recommendations to the AGF for legal opinion.

Also Read: Hushpuppi: Northern Groups Demand Reversal of Abba Kyari’s Suspension

“Thereafter, we will take it to Mr President for final consideration. So, you can see that th is matter is a local matter here; it also has some international connotations. So, we have to do some due diligence to ensure that we do the right thing.

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“There has to be some consultation with the ministry of foreign affairs and ministry of justice, before final decision is taken.

“What is important is that Nigerians should know that the police management is up and doing, and they have done what they are supposed to do. I hope people will wait and see what action is going to be taken on this matter.”

He further said: “The investigation is supposed to be done by the police, because he is their staff. We have informed the Police Service Commission, and they have directed that the officer be suspended from duty, pending the outcome of the investigation,”

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“By the time we finish this thing, we’ll refer what is needed to be referred to the Police Service Commission for final action. So, I think it is the police who have the responsibility to investigate.”

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