Harsh Verdict Looms Over Abba Kyari As Court Slams His Accomplices With 6-year Jail Term

Harsh Verdict Looms Over Abba Kyari As Court Slams His Accomplices With 6-year Jail Term

  • DCP Abba Kyari is getting much closer to nemesis as the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday, June 14, slammed some of his accomplices with a jail term
  • The embattled police chief's co-defendants, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwane have been sentenced to six years in prison
  • However, Umeibe and Ezenwane have filed an application through their lawyer for a plea bargain which the NDLEA did not object to

Abuja - The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has sentenced two drug traffickers, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwane, who were linked to the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, to six years imprisonment.

In a verdict delivered by trial Justice Emeka Nite on Tuesday, June 14, the court convicted Umeibe and Ezenwanne on counts 5, 6, and 7 of the drug trafficking charge instituted against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Vanguard reports.

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Abba Kyari
The persons sentenced are Kyari's co-defendants (Photo: Abba Kyari)
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However, in a publication by PM News, the co-defendants prayed to the court for a plea bargain agreement.

This was made known in court by the NDLEA's lawyer, Sunday Joseph. According to Joseph, the motions, dated June 13 were filed on June 14.

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On his part, E. U. Okenyi, the co-defendants' lawyer, did not object to Joseph’s submission.

Tension as Abba Kyari reportedly escapes murder in prison

Meanwhile, Kyari nearly got murdered by aggrieved inmates, who accused him of insincerity in bribe-for-release deals when he was in active service.

Internal documents and officials said the attack happened on Wednesday, May 4, months after Kyari was remanded following his ongoing trial for drug-related offences.

An official whose name was not mentioned said that the prisoners who wanted Kyari dead were about 190 and they are mostly in prison for drug offences.

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Moves to ensure Kyari's safety begin After the attack, prison officials are reportedly considering moving Kyari to the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) from the Kuje prison.

The Kuje attackers claimed Kyari prosecuted them despite taking bribes from them.

The embattled senior police officer was allegedly rescued by officials and has since been kept in an isolated cell “under heavy protection where no one sees him for fear of attack or poisoning.”

Source: Legit.ng

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