The suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, on Tuesday, August 3 appeared before the special panel investigating his alleged link with Ramon Abbas aka Hushpuppi.
Recall that the Federal Bureau of Investigation FBI, alleged that Hushpuppi gave the suspended super cop N8 million as a bribe to facilitate the arrest and detention of his rival, Chibuzor Kelly Vincent, after they fell out over a $1 million fraud deal.
The Police Service Commission PSC over the weekend suspended Kyari for his indictment in the fraud scandal. On Monday, August 2, the Inspector-General of Police, IGP Usman Alkali Baba, replaced Kyari with DCP Tunji Disu.
A Special Investigation panel headed by the deputy inspector-general of police in charge of the Force Criminal Investigations Department, Joseph Egbunike, sat at the Force headquarters in Abuja on Tuesday as they begin to investigate the allegation against Kyari.
The suspended cop appeared before the panel and presented his defence on the indictment. Details of his defence are yet to be made known to the public.