Nyame, Dariye release: Group condemns detention of Abba Kyari




Abba Kyari


A group, Initiative for Better Societal Enlightenment (IBSE), has faulted the release of former Taraba state Governor Jolly Nyame and his Plateau state counterpart Joshua Dariye from prison while detaining former Head of the Inspector General of Police’s Intelligent Response Team, IGP-IRT, Abba Kyari.

Both Nyame and Dariye were released on Monday four months after receiving state pardon alongside 159 other inmates by president Muhammadu Buhari’s government.

But the group in a statement on Monday by its National Coordinator, Ofilli Odey in Abuja faulted the release of the duo while “DCP Abba Kyari is being held without bail.

The statement: “One wonders the sense of justice in this country. Again, one wonders why bail is no longer free and cannot be granted to him because he did not kill anyone, the allegations against him is bailable by law.

“Unfortunately, for a clear case of set up, he was indicted and held without bail for more than 6 months. Nigerians should ask questions why he is being held without bail in a bailable case.

“How does it sound that people who stole billions are unceremoniously pardoned while someone who fought so exceptionally hard for the country more than any Police officer in the history of the country is being held without bail? Nigerians are seeing these happening and are aware that there is no sense of justice.

“We demand unconditional release of Kyari and his men on bail because Kyari and his men are better used to fight terrorists and bandits who are taking over the country now to enable them assist in this period of Grave National Security challege than being kept in prison for no Substative Reason.

“Nyame and Dariye are freed today because of high wired politics. Nigerians are aware that politically exposed persons can commit any offence and get away with it.

“What we demand is Kyari’s release, who by the way cannot run because he and his colleagues had all the opportunities to escape on when over armed terrorist took over the Kuje Correctional centre for 3 hours and released all the the inmates to escape after rescuing all their terrorist members. 90 percents of all the inmates escaped that night while kyari and his colleagues with few others refused to escape.”

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