NDLEA cocaine bust: Police Commission suspends Abba Kyari’s men, wants ASP Umoru arrested


Police Service Commission (PSC) has suspended officers indicted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) along with suspended DCP Abba Kyari.

They are Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sunday Ubua, and Assistant Superintendent of Police, James Bawa.

An NDLEA covert operation exposed the personnel as collaborators in a 25kg cocaine deal involving an international narcotics cartel.

A statement on Thursday by Ikechukwu Ani, PSC spokesman, announced the sanction of Ubua and Bawa.

They were attached to the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Force Investigation and Intelligence Bureau (FIIB).

The letter to the Inspector General of Police, Usman Baba, was signed by retired Justice Clara Ogunbiyi on behalf of PSC Chairman, Musiliu Smith, a retired IGP.

The suspension, in accordance with the provisions of the Public Service Rules 030406, will remain effective until the outcome of the investigation.

Baba was also requested to place on suspension Inspector Simon Agrigba and Inspector John Nuhu in accordance with the Powers of Delegation.

“DCP Abba Kyari, who prior to this allegation was on suspension, shall remain so until the conclusion of investigations”, it read.

“The IGP is further requested to inform the Commission of the arrest of ASP John Umoru, currently at large, whenever his arrest is effected.”

The letter to the IGP with reference number CB: 4099/FHQ/ABJ/Vol16/151, copied NDLEA Chairman, retired Brigadier General Buba Marwa.

On Wednesday, the agency revealed the statements Kyari made to undercover operatives.

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