Court Grants Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Bail, Reason Emerges

Court Grants Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Bail, Reason Emerges

  • The embattled DCP Abba Kyari has been freed for two weeks after spending a cumulative 27 months in detention
  • The court granted Kyari bail following the death of his mother, Mama Yachilla Kyari, who died on Sunday, May 5, 2024, and was survived by 10 children, including Abba, who is the eldest son
  • The former commander of the Force Intelligence Response Team, Kyari, is expected to conclude his mother's burial rites journalist Esther Odili has over two years of experience covering political parties and movements.

FCT, Abuja - The Federal High Court, Abuja division, on Wednesday, May 22, granted DCP Abba Kyari, the former commander of the Force Intelligence Response Team, two weeks’ bail after 27 months in detention.

Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Granted Bail After spending two years in detention
The suspended DCP Abba Kyari was granted bail by the court to conclude his mother's funeral rites. Photo credit: Abba Kyari, Nigeria Police Force
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Kyari was freed to conclude mother's burial rites

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As reported by The Punch, Kyari is expected to conclude his mother, Yachilla Kyari’s burial rites.

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The court subsequently set Friday, May 31, for the determination of his bail application in the trial over drug-related charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency following his arrest over two years ago on February 14, 2022, Leadership reported.

Recall that the mother died in the early hours of Sunday, May 5, 2024, and was survived by 10 children (five males and five females), including Abba, who is the eldest son.

While Abba Kyari was not able to attend his mother’s burial, residents of Borno state turned out in large numbers to pay their respects to Yachilla, who was buried according to Islamic rites the same day.

In 2022, the Police Service Commission suspended Kyari and two senior police officers — Sunday Ubua and James Bawa — named in a cocaine deal involving the suspended deputy commissioner of police.

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“The Police Service Commission has suspended assistant commissioner of police, ACP Sunday Ubua and assistant superintendent of police, ASP James Bawa from the exercise of the powers and functions of their respective Offices with effect from Monday, 14th February 2022,” the PSC said in a statement.

Abba Kyari reportedly escapes murder in prison earlier reported that Kyari nearly got murdered by aggrieved inmates, who accused him of insincerity in bribe-for-release deals when he was in active service.

The report stated that internal documents and officials said the attack happened on Wednesday, May 4, 2022, months after Kyari was remanded following his ongoing trial for drug-related offences.


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Esther Odili (Politics and Current Affairs Editor) Esther Odili is a journalist and a Politics/Current Affairs Editor at with 6+ years of experience. Before joining, Esther has worked with other reputable media houses, such as the New Telegraph newspaper and Galaxy Television. She Holds OND and HND in Mass Communication from NIJ, where she was recognized as the best student in print journalism in 2018. Email:

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