July 13, 2024

July 13, 2024

Drug Trafficking: I’m Not Guilty Of All Charges Level Against Me, Says Embattled DCP Abba Kyari

…Begs Court Not To Remand Him In Prison


Disgraced Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, who is facing a drug trafficking charge, has claimed that he’s not guilty of all the charges leveled against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


Recall that Kyari was docked before trial Justice Emeka Nwike, alongside four other police officers- ACP Sunday J. Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu, as well as two alleged drug traffickers who were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.


However, on Monday, he appealed to the Federal High Court Abuja not to remand him in prison.


Kyari made this known through his lawyer, Kanu Agabi (SAN), who asked the court to allow him to remain in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), pending the hearing and determination of his fresh application for bail.


Kyari made the request after he pleaded innocent to an eight-count charge the NDLEA levelled against him and six others.


After listening to the arguments from both sides, Justice Nwike requested that the parties should formally address the court regarding the case next Monday.




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