The probe panel report on the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, has been submitted to the Police Service Commission (PSC) by the Inspector General of Police.
A member of the PSC, Braimoh Adogame Austin, confirmed receipt of the report, adding that the commission would deliberate on the issue this week.
The probe followed Kyari’s indictment by the United States Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), which recommended that he be extradited to the US for trial.
This was after Kyari was investigated over his alleged role in a $1.1m internet scam by an Instagram influencer, Abbas Ramon, aka Hushpuppi, and four others.
The Dubai Police in the United Arab Emirates had in June 2020 arrested Hushpuppi and others.
The FBI Special Agent, Andrew Innocenti, had alleged that Hushpuppi contracted Kyari after a “co-conspirator,” Chibuzo Vincent, allegedly threatened to expose the alleged $1.1m fraud committed against a Qatari businessman.
Kyari is suspected to have benefitted from the proceeds of a $1.1 million internet fraud.
He had taken to Facebook on July 29, 2021, to deny the allegations. Still, he later deleted the post after editing it many times.
The IGP had recommended the suspension of Kyari, which the PSC carried out on July 31, 2021.
Usman had on August 2 constituted the Special Investigation Panel headed by the Deputy Inspector-General of Police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, to probe the allegations.
Egbunike, on August 26, submitted the panel’s report, which he said: “is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.”
He revealed that the report contained the case file of the probe, evidence and findings, as well as testimonies from Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.