IGP receives panel report on Abba Kyari, reiterates commitment to justice


The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has today received the report of the Special Investigation Panel (SIP) investigating the alleged indictment of the erstwhile Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI).

The report was submitted by the chairman of the SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

While presenting the report, DIG Egbunike appreciated the IGP for the confidence reposed on him and the members of the Panel to conduct the probe.

He noted that the Panel commenced investigations immediately after it was inaugurated on 2nd August 2021 and the report submitted is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.

He further revealed that the report presented contained the case file of the probe, evidence and findings as well as testimonies from DCP Abba Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.

According to a statement signed by Force Public Relations Officer, CP Frank Mba said

the IGP commended the Panel for the work done, stating that the essence of the probe was to carry out discrete investigations into the allegation levelled against the Officer to enable the Force leadership to be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes.

The IGP assured that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations would be undertaken by the Force Management Team and thereafter forwarded to appropriate quarters for necessary action(s).

He, however, reiterated as always, the commitment of the Force to justice for all.