A former head of intelligence Response team, DCP Abba kyari has appeared before Egbunike panel, denies wrong doings
Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector of Police in charge of force criminal investigation Department who is expected to turn in its report after the conclusion of findings, was appointed by the inspector general of Police IGP Usman Alkali, on hells of an indictment coming from the federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) that led to the suspension of the commander of the Intelligence Response team, DCP Abba kyari.
Urban Express-News gathered that the Special Investigation Panel ended the session around 8 pm.
A source said, “The panel started sitting since Monday. Kyari appeared before the panel members today (Tuesday) during which he presented his defence to the indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation to the SIP members. The panel would take it from there.”
Kyari is under investigation for involvement in a $1.1m Internet fraud allegedly perpetrated by Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi, and five others.
The FBI had claimed that Kyari detained one Kelly Chibuzor at the behest of Hushpuppi for one month to enable the latter and his co-conspirators fleece their Qatari victim of over $1m.
The agency also said Hushpuppi paid $20,600 to two bank accounts allegedly provided by the former IRT commander in January 20, 2020.