The Nigeria Police Force is to conduct an internal probe of the allegations against Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police.
The Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Alkali Baba, ordered the probe, Frank Mba, the police spokesman, revealed in a statement on Thursday.
The statement was released a few hours after a report that the police would set up a panel to probe Kyari over his alleged relationship with Hushpuppi.
The IGP said the police remained committed to “its pursuit of justice and the strengthening of its professional relationship with the FBI and other international partners.”
The statement added that further developments on this case would be communicated to members of the public accordingly.
The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) had earlier revealed how Kyari allegedly collaborated with Hushpuppi to jail one of his associates after a dispute over a $1.1 million scam on Qatari businesspeople, claiming that the embattled social media celebrity hosted the top cop in Dubai.
But the top detective denied the allegation, claiming that his “hands are clean.”
In the statement, the IGP said no stone would be left unturned in unearthing the truth in the matter.
Read the statement: “Sequel to the receipt of allegations 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.”