Abba Kyari: Police commission suspends two IRT officers named in drug deal

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The Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended the two police officers named in the drug deal involving the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari.  The suspended police officers are Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police, James Bawa.
The two officers worked under Kyari who headed the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Department of the Nigeria Police Force.
In a statement on Thursday by the spokesman of the PSC
Ikechukwu Ani, said their suspension were with effect from Monday.
Also, the Inspector General of Police was requested to suspend Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.
Ani said a letter dated February 16 and signed by a retired Justice of the Supreme court, Justice Clara Ogunbiyi, and an ex-IGP, Musiliu Smith, had been sent to the IGP to intimate him of the commission’s pronouncement on the matter.
The state also said the commission had directed the Inspector General of Police to furnish it with information on further development on the matter for necessary action.
The statement said: “The Police Service Commission has suspended Assistant Commissioner of Police, ACP Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police, ASP James Bawa in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 030406. the Commission has approved the suspension of the Officers 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.”

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