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Abba Kyari drug saga: PSC suspends 2 policers officers—Ubua & Bawa

, directs IGP to suspend 2 Inspectors


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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has announced the suspension of Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) James Bawa involved in the suspended DCP Abba Kyari’s drug saga.

This was contained in a letter to the Inspector General of Police, dated February 16, 2022, and signed by Hon. Justice Clara B. Ogunbiyi, retired Justice of the Supreme Court and Honourable Commissioner 1 in the Commission for the Honourable Chairman, Alhaji Musiliu Smith, retired Inspector General of Police.

PSC said that the two officers are suspended from the exercise of the powers and functions of their respective offices with effect from Monday, 14th February 2022.

The two officers were working under Abba Kyari in the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department (FIID) of the Nigeria Police Force.

They were also alleged to be involved in the current cocaine seizure and transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

In the letter titled “Re- Investigation into seizure and Transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency of 25 kilogrammes of Cocaine by the Office of DCP, Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police Department of Force Intelligence Bureau”, the Commission said that it approved the suspension of the Officers ” in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 030406.

The officers will remain comatose until the outcome of the investigation into the allegations levelled against them.

The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to ‘note also that DCP Abba Kyari, who prior to this allegation was on suspension, shall remain so until the conclusion of investigations”.

The Inspector-General of Police was requested to place on suspension Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.

“The IGP is further requested to inform the Commission of the arrest of ASP John Umoru who is currently at large whenever his arrest is effected to enable it take necessary action”, a statement by Ikechukwu Ani, spokesman of PSC said.

“The Commission also directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary further action.

“The Commission is in receipt of a copy of IGP’s letter on the subject matter with Reference number CB: 4099/FHQ/ABJ/Vol16/151 dated 14th February, 2022 and addressed to Brigadier General Mohammed Buba Marwa rtd, Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency”, he said.

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