Court Denies Abba Kyari Bail, Transfers Him To Prison


A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant bail to the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

The presiding judge Justice Emeka Nwite gave the ruling on Monday.

Kyari and six others have been arraigned by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over alleged drug trafficking offences.

Justice Nwite also rejected bail plea of Kyari’s co-defendants.The NDLEA had argued 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”, arguing that if granted bail, the suspended DCP might escape.

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.He also ordered the transfer of Kyari and his co-defendants to Kuje Prison in Abuja.


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