- Senator Shehu Sani has spoken on the threats ahead of DCP Abba Kyari as the court ordered his transfer to prison on Monday, March 28
- The former lawmaker said Kyari may be exposed to beating or other harmful treatments in the prison by the inmates he once arrested
- To avoid such situation, Senator Sani said the prison warden may keep Kyari who is facing drug trafficking charges in a separate cell
Senator Shehu Sani, a former federal lawmaker, has hinted at what the embattled deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, may face in prison.
Sani who is a governorship aspirant on the platform of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) said this after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered Kyari's transfer to the Kuje Correctional Center on Monday, March 28.
DCP Kyari and six others are facing drug trafficking charges.
In a Twitter post, Senator Sani said the senior police officer who has been suspended may have to be kept in a separate cell to save him from being beaten or harmed by prison inmates he once arrested.
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The tweet reads:
"When a policeman is ordered to be remanded in prison, the first concern of the prison wardens is how to keep him safe from the inmates he once arrested and led to their incarceration; in that case, he is kept in a separate cell to save him from being beaten or anyway harmed."
Abba Kyari's alleged drug deal: NDLEA asks FG to approve major request
Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the federal government was asked to give an order barring the suspended deputy commissioner of police Kyari and his co-accusers from making withdrawals from their bank 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.
Alleged fraud: Malami issues clarification on Abba Kyari’s extradition to US
In another report, the attorney-general of the federation and minister of justice, Abubakar Malami has issued clarification concerning media reports about the United States’ request for Kyari's extradition.
Malami who commented on the development of the request said it was a case of the media misconstruing the whole situation as he accused them of not being factual with their report.
The US government had requested for the extradition of the embattled cop for his alleged involvement in a $1.1million wire fraud committed by popular Nigerian socialite Abass Ramon also known as Hushpuppi.