Court declines Abba Kyari’s bail application


Federal High Court, Abuja, Monday, declined to grant the bail application of suspended DCP Abba Kyari.

Suspended DCP Abba Kyari (left) with co-defendants at the Federal High Court, Abuja, Monday, March 28.  Their bail applications refused and remanded in Kuje, Suleja Correctional Centres till April 28

Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling, held that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had placed sufficient evidence before the court to refuse the bail request.

Justice Nwite also rejected bail plea of Kyari’s co-defendants.

The NDLEA, in its counter affidavit, held that it was inappropriate to grant bail to the applicant because of the facts and circumstances of the case.

The anti-narcotic agency described Kyari as ‘a flight risk.’

It argued that if granted bail, the suspended DCP might jump bail.

The agency, who said the applicant might interfere with the evidence if granted bail, urged the court to dismiss Kyari’s bail plea.

It argued that medical challenges of the applicant was not beyond the capacity of the agency’s medical personnel.

The judge, in the ruling, aligned with NDLEA’s arguments and dismissed the request.