The Special Investigation Panel at the Nigerian Police Force Headquarters has commenced investigation of the Chief of Staff to the President, Alhaji Abba Kyari, over bribery allegations.
DAILY POST gathered that the Presidency directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to investigate the alleged
N500million bribe, said to have been paid to the Chief of Staff by officials of MTN, Telecommunications Company.
The social media was awash with a report few days ago that officials of MTN gave a bribe of N500million to Alhaji Abba Kyari, to intervene and use his closeness to President Buhari, to influence the federal government to give MTN a safe landing.
It would be recalled that the NCC, Nigeria’s telecoms regulator, slammed a $5 billion fine on MTN for failing to disconnect subscribers with unregistered phone lines bought before January, 2012.
The telecommunications giant had earlier taken moves to seek redress over the huge fine imposition through the courts but later stepped down the litigation.
As a pointer to the anti-corruption crusade of President Muhammadu Buhari, the panel has been given the green light to carry out a wholistic probe and come out with findings regarding the accusation.