Buhari orders probe of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari over N500m MTN scandal

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Chief of Staff to President Muhammadu Buhari, Alhaji Abba Kyari is said to be under investigation by the Special Investigation Panel of the Nigerian Police Force over bribery allegations.

The probe according to Newsmen’s investigation is in connection with alleged N500million bribery money said to have been paid to the Chief of Staff by officials of South African owned MTN Telecommunications Company with the intent that the COS influence government to discontinue its heavy stance on the $5billion fine

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.

Following the frustrations of the telecommunications giant’s bid to fight the huge fine imposition, firstly through the courts and later through diplomatic means, Sahara Reporters published a report on 20th September 2016, stating 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.

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Worried by the allegation, the Presidency is said to have directed the Inspector General of Police, Ibrahim Idris to investigate the allegation and come out with findings regarding the accusation.

10 thoughts on “Buhari orders probe of Chief of Staff, Abba Kyari over N500m MTN scandal

  1. Where are Buhari's enemy now. They won't see this one o. Kudos to PMB. A beyter and sane Nigeria in sight

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  2. This is the best president ever to emerge in the trajectory of modern Nigeria.
    He said if his child breaks the law he would be prosecuted.
    Rather Pdp,ffk, fayose and those that lost election would engage in garrulous shenanigans.

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    1. Hahaha!Edoboy,pls dont kill me with laughter.Truth be told you're damn right,Nigeria is a "WONDERFUL" Country

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  3. This PMB's action is heartwarming but he should go a step further and suspend Abba Kyari so he will not be in a position to influence the investigation. Everything considered, i am very happy that this is happening, meaning Nigerians are in very safe hands under PMB!

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  4. D problem is to get to d root. Like someone remark will d prober police not b funny too. Bcos d more you look d less you see. Dis is good shall

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