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N500m MTN Bribe: Buhari Orders Probe Of His Chief Of Staff, Abba Kyari

TheSPECIAL 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 unregisteredPHONE 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.

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Otunba Sayo Akintola is a 1992 graduate of Linguistics from the University of Ibadan, Oyo State. He holds a post-graduate diploma in Financial Management and MBA from Abubakar Tafawa Balewa University, Bauchi. He started his 12-year sojourn in journalism at the Nigerian Tribune in 1993 as Business and Economy reporter. He rose through the ranks to become the Group Business Editor of the nation’s oldest surviving private national newspaper, the Nigerian Tribune. He set up World Street Journal magazine in 2018.

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