Final Decision On Kyari Rests On Buhari, Police Affairs Minister Says

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Final Decision On Kyari Rests On Buhari, Police Affairs Minister Says

The Minister of Police Affairs, Maigari Dingyadi has said that President Muhammadu Buhari will be the one to take the final decision on the indictment of suspended former Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari.

Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police was suspended from office after his indictment by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) for allegedly colluding with an international internet fraudster, Abbas Ramoni popularly known as Hushpuppi.

The Minister, who made this known on Tuesday while featuring as a guest on Channels Television programme ‘Politics Today’, explained that after investigations had been concluded, recommendations would be sent to the president for approval.

Insisting that the Nigerian Police Force would follow due process on Kyari’s matter, he said further that legal advice will also be sought from the Office of the Attorney-General of the Federation before a decision is reached.

This, he said, is important because two countries are involved, adding that the Ministry of Foreign Affairs would also be concluded.

He said: “The issue of Abba Kyari has become a public domain and I think by now everybody has heard that the police in their very wisdom, in their usual way of becoming transparent and fair to all have set up a committee to investigate all these allegations.

“We have also reported that the committee has submitted the report to the IGP. We have also submitted this report and recommendations to the Attorney-General of the Federation for legal opinion, thereafter, we will take it to Mr. President for final consideration.

“So, you can see that even though this matter is a local matter here, it has some international connotations. We have to do some due diligence to ensure that we do the right thing. We have to do some consultations with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Ministry of Justice before a final decision will be taken.

“But what is important is that Nigerians should know that the police management is up and doing and they have done what they are supposed to do. I hope people will wait and see what actions will be taken on this matter.”

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