29th July, 2021
By Kazeem Ugbodaga
The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Thursday demanded a forensic investigation into reports that the United States (US) Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) has linked head of IGP Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, to international fraudster, Abbas Ramon, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The party, in a statement issued by Kola Ologbondiyan, National Publicity Secretary, said the revelation of the involvement of Kyari, the head of Nigeria’s intelligence response unit, as a receiver of proceeds of international fraud was worrisome, disturbing and a stain on the integrity of the nation.
“It is indeed disquieting that the integrity of our nation has fallen so abysmally low under President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, to the extent that the head of its police intelligence unit is being charged in connection with international fraud.
“Our party demands that the APC administration should not sweep this matter under the carpet given the manifest rapport between Kyari and some top APC leaders,” it said.
The statement urged Buhari not to “ease out” this case of corruption but should immediately restore the integrity and image of the nation by allowing for a forensic investigation on the suspect.
“Moreover, if this Abba Kyari matter is not well handled, it will be a permanent stain on the reputation of our police, security system and our nation at large,” the party added.
The PDP therefore asked Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to take in Abba Kyari for questioning and that if found culpable, he should be handed over to the FBI.