Abba Kyari has appeared before a Special Investigation Panel.
NEWS MAIL NG reports that the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in-charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department is Joseph Egbunike.
Report has it that the SIP met with Abba Kyari at the Force Headquarters, Abuja on Tuesday. The session ended 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.”
Tunji Disu has replaced Abba Kyari’s position as the Head of the Intelligence Response Team.
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.