Inspecting General of Police has ordered a review of the allegations against Deputy Police Commissioner Abba Kyari.
Mr. Kyari has been accused of being bribed by suspected billionaire fraudster Abbas Ramon, also known as Hushpuppi, but he has denied the charge.
According to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FIB), Kyari received money from Hushpuppi in order to jail his associate, and the FIB asked the Nigerian authorities to locate him.
Frank Mba, a spokesman of the police in Abuja, said the Inspector-General of Police has ordered an internal investigation into the allegations.
The statement read, ”Sequel to the receipt of allegation and indictment processes from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) against one of the personnel of the Nigeria Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, the Inspector General of Police IGP Usman Alkali Baba psc (+), NPM, fdc has ordered an internal review of the allegations.
”The Nigeria Police Force reaffirms its commitment to the pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.
”Further developments on this case will be communicated to members of the public accordingly.”