- Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja has refused bail to the suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari
- According to the court, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has placed sufficient evidence before the court enough for it to refuse bail
- The NDLEA as insisted that it is inappropriate to grant bail to the applicant becahuse of the facts and circumstances of the case
The application for bail filed by suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sunday J. Ubua has been rejected by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
They are charged with five others in relation to offences of unlawful drug dealings.
Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling on Monday morning, held that the prosecution has placed sufficient materials before the court to warrant the refusal of bail to both senior police officers.
Instead, Justice Nwite granted an accelerated hearing of the case, The Nation Newspaper reports.
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Fresh petition: Abba Kyari in deep trouble as independent panel makes fresh move
In another report, an independent panel mandated the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari to appear before it on Wednesday, March 30, over a fresh petition against him by the three people.
The petitioners had accused the self-styled Super Cop of allegedly arresting them unlawfully and violating their fundamental human rights. Ambrose Mairungu, and Blessing Dung, in a petition marked 2020/IIP-SARS/ABJ/205 alleged that three people - Yakubu Danjuma, Ibrahim Daniel and Choji, Dung’s husband - were unlawfully arrested, detained, tortured and received inhuman treatment by Kyari.
Dung, wife to the third victim had informed the panel that on December 17, 2019, a friend of her husband, Danjuma, had called him. She said the friend asked that her husband meet him outside their compound for a meeting.
Abba Kyari's drug deal: NDLEA asks FG to approve 1 major request
The federal government had been asked to make an order barring the suspended deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari and his co-accusers from making withdrawals from their accounts.
The request was made by the National Drug and Law Enforcement Agency to the office of the Attorney General of the Federation.
According to NDLEA investigators, they believe that the huge sum of money found in the accusers' accounts is part of proceeds from a larger drug cartel.
Nigerian lady finally regains freedom after being wrongly charged for terrorism
After spending several months in detention, a Nigerian lady, Glory Okolie has regained her freedom.
She was detained last year after she was arrested and charged for allegedly being a terrorist and a member of the proscribed Indigenous Peoples of Biafra (IPOB). She has now been released.
Sharing the good news of Glory's release, social activist, Harrison Gwamnishu said the young lady was arrested by the IGP Intelligence Response Team headed then by Abba Kyari. Gwamnishu said on Instagram: