Abba Kyari, an embattled police officer, has accused the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, and the Eastern Security Network, ESN, for his troubles.
According to a police investigation, Kyari made this statement while testifying before a panel investigating his alleged ties to disgraced fraudster Ramon Olorunwa Abass alias Hushpuppi.
Kyari said that IPOB and ESN were after him because of the onslaught conducted against them in the South East, according to the report filed to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, and then to the Police Service Commission (PSC).
The Panel was led by DIG Joseph Egbunike. The report partly read; “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 panel considered Kyari’s assertions as ‘watery,’ and suggested a ‘punishment’ of a rank demotion.
After being indicted by the FBI for his ties to Hushpuppi, the Deputy Commissioner of Police was suspended last July. Kyari’s younger brother received N235,120,000 from the convicted fraudster, according to the report.
Attempts to contact Muyiwa Adejobi, the PSC and Police Spokesperson, for comment on the matter were unsuccessful.