July 19, 2024

July 19, 2024

Produce Disgraced DCP Abba Kyari For Us To Probe, #EndSARS Panel Tells NDLEA

An independent investigation panel on Friday ordered the chairman, National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency, Buba Marwa, to produce disgraced police officer, Abba Kyari, on March 22.


The panel also ordered that the new commandant of the IGP-IRT, Tunde Disu, to ensure that Mr Kyari was produced before the panel on the aforesaid date.


The panel is investigating allegations of human rights violations by the disbanded special anti-robbery squad and other units of the Nigeria police.


John Martins, representing the chairman of the panel, Justice Suleiman Galadima, said the presence of Mr Kyari before the panel was due to the fact that a petitioner’s witness had earlier mentioned him.


“The witness testified that Kyari allegedly promised to reach out to him in respect of the missing persons and till date nothing was heard about them.


“The above orders is made in respect of three persons who were allegedly arrested and detained by the IGP-IRT detention facility.


“The whereabouts of Yakubu Danjuma, Ibrahim Daniel and Choji Dung are still unknown,” he said.


The order of the panel followed information from the panel’s counsel, Halilu Adamu that Kyari was in the custody of the NDLEA.


The police counsel, James Idachaba, told the panel the police can no longer produce Mr Kyari since he was no longer in police custody, having been suspended.


The panel had on March 8 ordered the office of the Inspector-General of Police to unfailingly produce the aforementioned three victims before it.


Before the panel’s order, a Federal High Court, FCT, sitting in Gudu had ordered for the release of the mentioned persons but till date the order was not carried out.


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