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Abba Kyari denied bail in drug trafficking case

Abba Kyari denied bail in drug trafficking case

 

The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has dismissed a fresh application the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, who is facing drug trafficking charge, filed to be released on bail, pending the conclusion of his trial

 Abba Kyari denied bail in drug trafficking case

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, on Wednesday, held that the application lacked merit, stressing that the suspended DCP failed to establish any exceptional circumstance that would warrant the exercise of judicial discretion in his favour.

Justice Nwite noted that the trial court had earlier dismissed a similar bail application that was brought before it and ordered accelerated hearing of the case.

He held that no evidence was adduced to show why the court should depart from its earlier ruling.

Consequently, the court refused the application and gave the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NLDEA, the nod to proceed with prosecution of both Kyari and his co-defendants in the matter.

The ruling came about a month after the court temporarily released the embattled erstwhile super cop from prison custody to enable him to participate in his mother’s final burial rites.

It specifically granted him bail for a period not exceeding two weeks, even as he was mandated to pay a bail bond to the tune of N50million with a surety in the like sum.

Kyari, who hitherto headed the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, is answering to an eight-count charge the NDLEA preferred him and four members of his team; ACP Sunday J. Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu.

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