- Earlier, the Court in Abuja announced the rejection of the application for bail filed by suspended DCP, Abba Kyari, an assistant commissioner of police, Sunday J. Ubua
- In a twist of event, the court who had directed that Kyari and the duo alongside five others were charged in relation to offences of unlawful drug dealings, is transferred to the Kuje correctional custody
- Meanwhile, the judge said NDLEA has enough evidence to refuse the embattled police officer bail
On Monday, March 28, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has ordered the transfer of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, and six others that are facing drug trafficking charges with him, to the Kuje Correctional Center.
The trial Justice Emeka Nwike ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), to transfer the defendants to prison custody, shortly after he denied them bail.
The court held that the NDLEA placed sufficient materials before it to warrant the refusal of bail to Kyari and his co-defendants, Vanguard reports.
The court equally denied bail to former members of the IRT, ACP Sunday Ubia, Inspector Simon Agirgba, and Inspector John Nuhu.
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Other Defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, are; ASP Bawa James, as well as two drug traffickers that were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwane.
Meanwhile, Justice Nwite ordered an accelerated trial of the defendants, even as it fixed Thursday, April 28 for the review of facts in respect of the case against Umeibe and Ezenwane.
Fresh petition: Abba Kyari in deep trouble as independent panel makes fresh move
The embattled deputy commissioner of police had been accused of arresting, detaining and torturing three persons.
The petition was written to the investigation panel by Ambrose Mairungu and Blessing Dung against Kyari.
Demanding N10 million compensation, the duo accused Kyari of arresting and illegal torturing three people including Dung's husband.
Abba Kyari's drug deal: NDLEA asks FG to approve 1 major request
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.