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Abba Kyari, the Nigeria Police Force’s Deputy Commissioner of Police and Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), has been suspended by the Police Service Commission.
According to Ifeanyi Ani, the commission’s spokesperson, Abba Kyari’s suspension took effect on Saturday, July 31st, 2021, and will continue until the outcome of the investigation into his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States.
Ani says the Commission has also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary 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, 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.