Kyari: IGP Didn’t Shut Intelligence, Special Tactical Squads – Muyiwa Adejobi

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The Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, didn’t shut down satellite units of the Intelligence Response Team and Special Tactical Squads in the country, acting Force Public Relations Officer, Muyiwa Adejobi, has said.

Kyari: IGP Didn’t Shut Intelligence, Special Tactical Squads - Muyiwa Adejobi

Adejobi made this clarification in a telephone chat with The PUNCH on Tuesday while reacting to reports (not by The PUNCH) that the police boss ordered the closure of IRT formations nationwide following the indictment of suspended Head of the IRT, DCP Abba Kyari, in a narcotics deal.

“The report is untrue, the IGP didn’t shut IRT and tactical squads in the country,” Adejobi told our correspondent.

The PUNCH had earlier reported that the IGP on Monday handed over Kyari to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for prosecution for alleged link in drug trafficking after the anti-narcotics agency released damning photos and evidence to nail Kyari.

NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, had chronicled how Kyari belonged to a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline.

The anti-narcotics agency said Kyari contacted one of its officers in Abuja and struck a deal to secure the release of a total of 25kg seized cocaine and offered $61,400 to NDLEA officers who played along until his arrest.

Source:- Punch Ng


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Published on: January 2, 2023. at: 15:41
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