Abba Kyari: IGP Receives Panel Report, Assures Justice

Chairman of SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, presenting the panel report to IGP Usman Baba today at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

The Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, has received the report of the NPF 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).

According to a statement issued today by the Force Public Relations Officer, FPRO, CP Frank Mba, the report was submitted today by the chairman of the SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, at the Force Headquarters, Abuja.

TheFact Nigeria notes that the presentation of the report is a welcome development to members of the general public, considering that the Force had previously had to debunk widely circulated reports to the effect that the NPF Panel had submitted its report .

DIG Egbunike, while presenting the report, appreciated the IGP for the confidence reposed on him and the members of the panel to conduct the probe. He disclosed that the panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on 2nd August, 2021, and that 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, evidences and findings as well as testimonies from DCP Abba Kyari himself, and other persons and groups linked to the matter.

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

He gave assurances 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 reiterated as always that the Force is committed to justice for all.

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