Abba Kyari: IGP Usman Alkali Baba, Deserves Commendation-CPA

The Centre for Public Accountability (CPA) has declared, that the Inspector General of Police, Mr Usman Alkali Baba deserves commendation, for the actions taken so far by the Nigerian Police, in the ongoing investigations into the various allegations against the former Head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Police, DCP Abba Kyari now suspended.

CPA in a statement issued in Lagos and signed by its Executive Director, Olufemi Lawson, said since the Indictment of DCP Abba Kyari by the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FBI), in July 2021, the IGP have left no stone unturned, in ensuring the due process prevailed, in the entire process.

“It should be noted, that IGP Usman Alkali Baba in an unprecedented manner, publicly acknowledged receipt of the allegation and indictment processes from the FBI against DCP Abba Kyari, after which He immediately, ordered an internal review of the allegations against the Mr Abba Kyari.”

The statement further said, “not only did the IGP reaffirmed his commitment to the pursuit of justice, he also assured his commitment and that of the Nigerian Police, to strengthening of the Force’s professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.”

CPA further reminded, that the IGP equally relieved DCP Kyari of his duties as the Head of the Intelligence Response Team and appointed a new Head, after which, he promptly reviewed the recommendations of the Force Disciplinary Committee on DCP Abba Kyari and subsequent wrote to the Police Service Commission (PSC), recommending the suspension of DCP Abba Kyari.

The group said the performance of the Inspector General of Police, has indeed re-echoed his position within and outside the Force as a leader who is committed to entrenching professional ethics and discipline in the Nigeria Police force.

While appealing to the IGP, to further expand its commitment to repositioning the force, to every tiers of the Force, the group assured of its willingness, to partner with the Nigeria Police, in its efforts at ensuring security of Nigerians, while also promoting justice, and human rights.

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