The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has slapped 8-count charges against the suspended DCP Abba Kyari over alleged cocaine trafficking.
Mr Kyari was also charged with the criminal offences alongside four other senior police officers and two civilians.
The charges, signed by Joseph Sunday, NDLEA director of Prosecution and Legal Services were filed at the Federal High Court in Abuja.
According to the document, those charged alongside Mr Kyari are Assistant Commissioner of Police Sunday Ubua, Assistant Superintendent of Police Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.
In count one, Mr Kyari, ACP Sunday Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, and Inspector John Nuhu, all of Intelligence Response Team were said to have between January 19 and 25 dealt in 17. 55 kilograms of cocaine and committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14 (b) of the Natural Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, CAP 30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.