The Nigerian police force has reacted following a report by some media that the suspension placed on the embattled Deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari has been lifted.
Reports have been circulating on social media that Kyari had been secretly reinstated by the Inspector-General of Police.
However, the Nigerian police on Saturday has denied the alleged report.
Spokesperson for the police, Commissioner Frank Mba dismissed the report in a statement on Sunday.
“How can the police recall an officer suspended by the Police Service Commission?, he said
It would be recalled that FBI had in July 2021 requested for the extradition of Kyari over the cop’s indictment in a $1.1million cyber fraud involving notorious internet fraudster, Abass Ramon, popularly known as ‘Hushppuppi’, DAILY GIST reports.
The inspector general of police, Usman Alkali Baba had said he is yet to receive any official statement requesting for Kyari’s extradition from the U.S based FBI.
IGP Alkali said the force has, however, received legal advice from the office of the Attorney-General of the Federation, on the next step to be taken on the matter.
In his words, “We are working on what to do next in terms of asking the officer to account for what we have gathered in the investigation and what we will do next.
“But as for extradition order, I have not received any, I’ve not heard of any. I’ve not heard about it formally but I have read on social media that there was an extradition request. I’ve not seen it, I’ve not heard it formally. That is one.
“Two. When this issue of Kyari started, we took our action by constituting a panel to look at the allegation that was made against the senior officer.
“The allegation was based on receiving gratification and also fraternizing with Hushpuppi and his group and even receiving some instructions and so forth.
“We looked into all these allegations by a committee that was set up chaired by a DIG, we submitted our report to the SGF for vetting and advice on the finding we have gotten from the investigation.”