The Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) has demanded a forensic investigation into reports that the United States’s Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) linked the head of IGP Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, to the international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The party said the revelation about the alleged involvement of Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, as a receiver of proceeds of international fraud is disturbing and a stain on Nigeria’s integrity.
In a statement by its national publicity secretary, Kola Ologbondiyan, the PDP noted that “it is indeed disquieting that the integrity of our nation has fallen so abysmally low under the corrupt and fraud-patronizing President Muhammadu Buhari-led All Progressives Congress (APC) administration, to the extent that the head of its police intelligence unit is being charged in connection with international fraud.”
The party said the matter should not be swept under the carpet “given the manifest rapport between Kyari and some top APC leaders”.
“We urge President Buhari not to “ease out” this case of corruption but should immediately restore the integrity and image of our nation by allowing for a forensic investigation on the suspect,” PDP said.
The party warned that “if this Abba Kyari matter is not well handled, it will be a permanent stain on the reputation of our police, security system and our nation at large.”
The PDP asked President Buhari to direct the Inspector General of Police to take in Abba Kyari for questioning and if found culpable, should be handed over to the FBI.