Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police and former Commander of the Police Intelligence Response Team, was reportedly quizzed for four hours by the Inspector General of Police’s investigative panel for his ties with Ramon Abbas nicknamed Hushpuppi, an admitted fraudster.
The Special Investigation Panel, led by Deputy Inspector General of Police in charge of Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, interrogated the suspects at FCID’s Area 10 headquarters in Garki, Abuja, according to Vanguard.
It was the fourth time Kyari would appear before the committee.
It was gathered that the interrogation, which is being held behind closed doors, commenced at about 2pm and continued till about 6 pm before it was adjourned.
The United States Attorney’s Office, Central District of California, had recently issued an arrest warrant against Kyari for his alleged links to Hushpuppi, who is standing trial for various offences that included internet fraud and money laundering.
Before Monday’s interrogation, Kyari had appeared before the SIP on three occasions and had continued to insist on his innocence, saying he did nothing wrong.
NEWS DIRECT had reported that the Police Service Commission suspended the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police and he was also replaced as the Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Force, by DCP Tunji Disu.