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Supercop Abba Kyari Gets 2-Week Bail For Mum’s Burial

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail to Abba Kyari, suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), for two weeks.

Kyari has been in detention since his arrest in February 2022 for drug-related offences.

Delivering ruling on Tuesday, Justice Emeka Nwite, said the bail would enable Kyari conclude the burial rites of his mother, Yachilla Kyari, who died on May 5.

The court subsequently set Friday, May 31, for the determination of his bail application in the trial over drug-related charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency following his arrest over two years ago on February 14, 2022.

The court ruled that Kyari should deposit his international passport with the court and report to any National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) formation nearest to him, within the period of the bail.

Kyari was arrested on February 14, 2022, after the NDLEA declared him wanted over alleged links with an international drug cartel.

On March 7, 2022, Kyari was arraigned alongside Sunday Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, and John Nuhu, who are members of the police intelligence response team (IRT).

Others are Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, two suspected drug traffickers who were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

Kyari and four other defendants pleaded not guilty.

However, Umeibe and Ezenwanne, the sixth and seventh defendants, pleaded guilty and were convicted accordingly.

The presiding judge refused to grant the defendants bail twice after they argued that their lives were being threatened by criminals whom Kyari’s team arrested in the past.

Subsequently, the Court of Appeal sustained the ruling and dismissed Kyari’s appeal for bail.


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