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Nigeria Police Force Had Been Shielding Abba Kyari Since 2008 – NHRC

The Executive Secretary of the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC), Anthony Ojukwu has disclosed how the disgraced police officer, Abba Kyari, was shielded from facing numerous cases that were filed against him since 2008 by the police authorities.

Ojukwu, a Senior Advocate of Nigeria (SAN), while speaking at a capacity building retreat of the House of Representatives Committee on Human Rights, organised by the Policy and Legal Advocacy Centre, further disclosed that all the petitions against Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), bordered on human rights violations.

The NHRC boss lamented that despite several invitations extended to Kyari, who is currently in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), police authorities refused to allow him to appear before the commission.

“I summoned Abba Kyari up to eight times, but the authorities shielded him” said Ojukwu. “Every time they will say that he travelled to Lagos, Kaduna or somewhere else.

“He had so many issues and cases that were brought against him, pending before the Commission.

“Since 2008 to 2009, we have been summoning this officer because he had so many petitions against him. But he was celebrated as a super cop.

“Thank goodness that God has used another way to bring him into account,” added the NHRC boss.

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