- The suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari has been dragged to court by the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency
- The agency filed an eight-count charge against Kyari and his accomplices before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja
- In its charge, the NDLEA accused Kyari and the other defendants of committing crimes bordering on illegal drug trafficking
The National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on Thursday, March 3, filed an eight-count charge on the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari.
Tribune reports that the charge slammed on Kyari who is popularly known as Nigeria's super cop come hours after the Nigerian government filed an application for the extradition of the suspended DCP to the United States of America.
In a charge sheet with registration number FHC/ABJ/ CR/57/2022, and signed by the director, prosecution and legal services, the NDLEA accused Kyari of offences bordering on trafficking of hard drugs.
Kyari would be arraigned before a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja alongside other defendants including Joseph Sunday, Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sunday Ubua; Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirigba; Inspector John Nuhu; Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.
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Some of the charges on NDLEA's charge sheet against Kyari
The Punch reports that one of the count charges read that Kyari and the other defendants dealt in 17.55 kilogrammes of cocaine and committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14 (b) of the NDLEA Act, CAP 30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
According to the charge sheet, the offence was committed between January 19 and 25, 2022, in Abuja.
Count five read:
“That you Chibunna Patrick Umeibe, male adult and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, male adult on or about the January 19 at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court without lawful authority imported 21.35 kilogrammes of cocaine and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14(b) of the NDLEA ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004."
The court has fixed Monday, March 7, for the arraignment of Kyari and other defendants in the matter.
Abba Kyari: Again, NDLEA reveals more details on investigation of 'Super Cop's' dealings with drug trafficking
Nigerians had been assured that the ongoing probe of deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari would be transparent.
The assurance was given to Nigerians by the leadership of the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The agency also said that all persons involved in the illicit trafficking in which DCP Kyari is caught up must be made to face justice.
Hushppupi: Police get only 2 weeks to investigate, conclude Abba Kyari's case
Allegations made against DCP Abba Kyari of the Intelligence Response Team will be investigated by another panel.
This was the decision of the Police Service Commission (PSC) in a meeting held on Thursday, February 10.
The commission said the police force has only two weeks to carry out the investigation and present its report.