The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has claimed that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) are behind his travails.
Abba Kyari is currently being investigated by the NDLEA over drug related charges and also has an impending extradition request to the US over fraud connections with serial fraudster, Hushpuppi.
But while appearing before a probe panel led by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja, Kyari claimed his character is being attacked by IPOB.
In a report submitted by the panel to the Inspector-General of Police, Usman Baba, which was in turn forwarded to the Police Service Commission (PSC), Kyari said the IPOB and its armed wing were after him due to the onslaught he launched against them in the South East.
“It is a campaign to smear his reputation by members of IPOB/ESN who vowed to destroy him, due to onslaught against them in the South East,” the ‘super cop’ was quoted to have said in the report.
But the panel, which faulted his claim, saying his claim is ‘watery’ and demoted him from the rank of Deputy Commissioner of Police to Assistant Commissioner of Police.