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‘No proof Abba Kyari committed any crime’ –IGP panel

Embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari may be in the clear and not be extradited to the United State as it could not be established that he committed a crime according to a panel set up by the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba Alkali.

The IGP had set up a panel to look into an indictment on Kyari by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI over his alleged ties with notorious fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abass popularly known as Hushpuppi.

Kyari landed in hot water after the indictment was made public by FBI. He was indicted by a US court for being a conspirator in a $1.1 million fraud setup by Hushpuppi against a Qatari businessman.

Consequently, the IGP setup a special panel to be headed by DIG Joseph Egbunike to investigate the disgraced cop.

The Panel in a report submitted in August, established that there was communication between Kyari and Hushpuppi as well as infractions on the part of the former IRT boss.

But it is understood that the panel didn’t recommend the extradition of Kyari as it couldn’t be established that the decorated police officer committed any crime in the US.

“There is no proof that he committed any crime on the soil of the US to warrant his extradition. He will be sanctioned by the appropriate authorities here. However, it is for the AGF to advise if there is a ground to extradite him to the US, which is very unlikely”, a source said.

The IGP is set to decide on the fate of Kyari as the panel has wound up its investigation.

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