The Nigeria Police Force has officially discredited reports that suspended Deputy-commissioner of Police Abba Kyari has been called back to resume work.
It can be remembered that the supercop has been suspended since July 31, due to his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, in relating to the Huspuppi fraud case.
Hushpuppi and five gang members were arrested for allegedly being involved in fraud and laundering money meant to finance a school for children in Qatar.
The affidavit indicted Kyari of conspiring and arranging for Vincent to be arrested and jailed at Abbas’ behest, and then sent Abbas photographs of Vincent after his arrest.
Otis Wright of the United States District Court for the Central District of California ordered the Federal Bureau of Investigation to track down Kyari and produce him in the United States for his role in a multi-million dollar fraud perpetrated by Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.
Kyari had denied any wrongdoing in a statement on Facebook, the senior police officer narrated that Abbas called him two years ago to complain about a person threatening to kill his family.
He was subsequently suspended from the police force after a recommendation by the IGP, and he is now facing a panel as regards the FBI report.
Yesterday, social media went agog with reports that Abba Kyari has been reinstated into the force by the IGP.
Spokesperson for the police, Commissioner Frank Mba dismissed the report.
“How can the police recall an officer suspended by the Police Service Commission?, he said.
Giving an update on DCP Kyari’s case on Thursday, the IGP said the suspended police officer had been questioned and that the police were working with the office of the Secretary to the Government of the Federation and the Attorney -General of the Federation for appropriate sanction on Kyari.
He also noted that the panel made up to investigate the case had submitted its report to the SGF, Boss Mustapha, for vetting and advice on the findings.
The IGP said they recently got feedback from the SGF and were contemplating their next step.
He also said he has not received any extradition request for the suspended DCP.