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Hushpuppi: IG of Police receives report of Abba Kyari’s probe

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, on Tuesday confirmed he has received the report of the Special Investigation Panel on the alleged indictment of Abba Kyari, the embattled Head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, by the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

The chairman of the SIP, DIG Joseph Egbunike, submitted the report at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, on Thursday.

This was confirmed by a statement by the force spokesman, Frank Mba.

Mba noted that the panel commenced investigations immediately it was inaugurated on August 2, “and the report submitted is an outcome of a painstaking, transparent and exhaustive investigative process.”

He further revealed that the report contained the case file of the probe, evidences and findings as well as testimonies from Kyari and other persons and groups linked to the matter.

The statement said, “The IGP, who commended the panel for the work done, stated that the essence of the probe was to carry out discrete investigations into the allegation levied against the officer to enable the Force leadership be appropriately guided in its decision-making processes.

“The IGP assured that a careful and expeditious review of the recommendations would be undertaken by the Force Management Team and thereafter, forwarded to appropriate quarters for necessary action(s). He reiterated as always, the commitment of the Force to justice for all.”

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Stella Oduah dumps PDP for APC

Stella Oduah

Former Minister of Aviation, Stella Oduah has decamped from the People's Democratic Party (PDP) to the ruling All Progressives Congress (APC).

Stella, who is currently the Senator representing Anambra North, was part of President Goodluck Jonathan's cabinet.

She defected during a brief ceremony the APC held in Abuja on Thursday, to admit her into the fold.

In attendance were the Chairman, APC Caretaker/Extraordinary Convention Planning Committee (CECPC) and Yobe Governor, Mai Mala Buni.

Others were Deputy Senate President, Ovie Omo-Agege; Chairman, Progressive Governors' Forum and Kebbi Governor, Atiku Bagudu; Imo Governor Hope Uzodimma, among others.

The Anambra APC governorship candidate, Senator Andy Uba was present.

Buni congratulated Oduah for joining the...

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