[Breaking] ‘Drug trafficking’: Court sends Abba Kyari, 6 others to Kuje prison

Abba Kyari and others in court

The Federal High Court on Monday sent 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 court firstly declined to grant him and others their bail application.

Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling, held that the the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had placed sufficient evidence before the court to refuse the bail request.Justice Nwite also rejected bail plea of Kyari’s co-defendants.

The NDLEA, in its counter affidavit, held that it was inappropriate to grant bail to the applicant because of the facts and circumstances of the case. 

The anti-narcotic agency described Kyari as “a flight risk.”It argued that if granted bail, the suspended DCP might jump bail.

The agency, who said the applicant might interfere with the evidence if granted bail, urged the court to dismiss Kyari’s bail plea.

It argued that the medical challenges of the applicant was not beyond the capacity of the agency’s medical personnel.

The judge, in the ruling, aligned with NDLEA’s arguments and dismissed the request

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