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PSC Suspends Two Senior Officers, Others Over Abba Kyari Drug Deal

The Police Service Commission (PSC), on Thursday announced the suspension of an Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP), Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP), James Bawa, who both worked under the embattled Abba Kyari in the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force (NPF).

This was contained in a statement by the Head of Press and Public Relations of the PSC, Ikechukwu Ani.

“They were also alleged to be involved in the current cocaine seizure and transfer to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency”, the statement read.

The PSC noted that the move is in line with the Public Service Rules 030406 and that the suspension, which took effect from Monday, 14th, February 2022, will stand “until the outcome of the investigation into the allegations levelled against them.”

Also, the commission maintained that Kyari, who is in custody, remains suspended until investigations into the matter are completed.

It also suspended Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in line 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 to take necessary action”, the PSC said in another letter to the IGP, Usman Alkali Baba.

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