Abba Kyari remanded in Custody as Judge Postpones bail hearing.

Written by on March 7, 2022

Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday adjourned the trial of Abba Kyari and six others till March 14.

According to reports, Mr. Kyari is expected to remain in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency until he reappears in court at the adjourned date for his bail hearing.

The NDLEA had filed eight counts of hard drugs trafficking against Mr. Kyari, who is also wanted in the United States for his relationship with convicted fraudster, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abass.

Those arraigned along with Mr. Kyari include; Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sunday Ubua, Assistant Superintendent of Police (ASP) Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.

According to the NDLEA, Mr. Kyari, who was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police, dealt in 17.55 kilograms of cocaine between January 19 and January 25.

Mr. Kyari, who is also being charged with obstruction of justice and attempted bribery of NDLEA officers, however, pleaded not guilty to drug trafficking charges brought against him by the NDLEA.

Amen J Kantiyok

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