Abba Kyari, the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, on Wednesday, February 16, told a panel that secessionist groups, the Indigenous People of Biafra and the Eastern Security Network are on a campaign to smear his reputation.
Kyari, who was suspended by the police last year for his alleged link to alleged international fraudster, Ramon Abass aka Hushpuppi, said this before a panel set up by the police to probe him.
A copy of the report which was published by The PUNCH read in part, “The officer did not deny violating social media (policy) of the police. The officer (Kyari) stated that ‘It is a campaign to smear his reputation by members of IPOB/ESN who moved to destroy him due to his onslaught against them in the South-East’.
The report, which has since been sent to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami (SAN), also revealed how members of a syndicate led by Hushpuppi paid N235, 120, 000 to Kyari’s younger brother.
The probe also indicated that Kyari equally funnelled N44m to his brother’s bank account in multiple transactions.
However, the investigation report obtained by our correspondent on Monday, failed to disclose whether Kyari’s brother was acting as a proxy for his embattled elder brother who is currently in custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The DCP, who was suspended by the police last July for his alleged links to Hushpuppi; allegedly attempted to sell part of the cocaine which was seized from some drug dealers in Enugu; while he was on suspension.
Meanwhile, the Minister of Information, Lai Mohammed, has lambasted the Canadian Government and Twitter; for allegedly playing double standards by supporting the 2020 EndSARS protest; while clamping down on ongoing trucker’s protests in the country.
Lai Mohammed made this claim on Sunday, February 13; stating that Twitter and Canada; which allegedly supported the EndSARS protest; leading to the destruction of lives and government properties in 2020; are now clamping down on similar protests in Canada.
The Minister who said the Federal Government was not gloating over the unfortunate happenings in Canada; claimed it is only “calling attention to the double standards involved; in the way protesters deemed to be violent are perceived in Nigeria and the West.
“Those who referred to the hoodlums who destroyed public and private property in Nigeria; under the guise of EndSars as peaceful protesters have tagged similar protesters; in their own countries as insurrectionists and terrorists. This glaring double standard should not be lost on all Nigerians,” Lai Mohammed said.