A retired Assistant Inspector General of Police has said that the arrest of Abba Kyari over the drug bust shows that there are many more Abba Kyaris’ in the Nigerian Police force system.
AIG Austin Iwar said there may be other officers committing even worse crimes.
AIG Iwar said the fact that an officer who was on suspension due to his indictment by the FBI in the $1.1million Hushpuppi internet scam was able to have some influence with police operatives is disturbing.
According to the retired officer who was answering questions on Channels Television, “The NPF has legal and constitutional backing to carry out investigations on crime including drugs.
“The fact that the Police is handing over the case to the NDLEA means that the Police want the NDLEA to do its job without interference.
“And for NDLEA to properly prosecute DCP Abba Kyari, in this drugs crime, the officer must be dismissed from the Nigerian Police force. So if the agency completes its investigation and sends it to the Police, it will be sent to the Force Disciplinary Committee, who will dismiss him before he can be prosecuted.
“The Nigerian Police Force is a neglected organization, neglected by the government. The Police Council that is supposed to be responsible for supervision never works.
“The Police Council is supposed to be like the Board of Directors that sits and supervises, but that is non-existent.”