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Cocaine Deal: Court declines Abba Kyari’s bail request

The Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, declined a bail request by Abba Kyari, Deputy Commissioner of Police and former head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), who is being held by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), over his alleged involvement in the 25 kg cocaine deal.

Aba Kyari’s lawyer, Cynthia Ikenna, argued the ex parte application on health grounds on Monday 21st of February, 2022.

The trial judge, Inyang Ekwo, Aba Kyari’s lawyer, Cynthia Ikena, based her client’s request for bail on health grounds.

Ruling on the application, the trial judge, Inyang Ekwo, ordered the applicant to put the NDLEA on notice.

The judge adjourned the suit until February 24, for a hearing.

“My client is diabetic and hypertensive,” Ms Ikena told journalists shortly after the suit was adjourned on Monday.

The NDLEA had on February 14, confirmed that the embattled Kyari was in its custody after it declared the cop wanted for allegedly aiding and abetting drug pushing and running his own drug cartel.

The declaration by the NDLEA came a few months after the former police intelligence unit commander was indicted in an internet fraud case by a U.S. court.

Credit: Hausawa

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