Court denies Abba Kyari, co-accused bail application

The Federal High Court, Abuja, has refused bail to suspended Deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari and Assistant Commissioner of Police, Sunday J. Ubua.

The duo were charged along with five others in relation to offences of unlawful drug dealings.

Justice Emeka Nwite, in a ruling on Monday, held that the prosecution has placed sufficient materials before the court to warrant the refusal of bail to both senior police officers.

The NDLEA in its counter affidavits to Kyari’s bail application, held that it is inappropriate to grant bail to the applicant because of the facts and circumstances of the case.

The affidavits read: “The applicant is already facing extradition on charges of wire fraud.

“The 2nd applicant, who is an Assistant Superintendent of Police, is under investigation for money laundering and may face charges on the same.

“The applicant has had dealings with criminals in line of his duty and may be inclined to engage them in interfering with the evidence.

“The medical challenges of the applicant are not beyond the capacity of the NDLEA.

“The applicant is a flight risk and might jump bail.

“It is on these premises that the court refused the bail application of the 1st and 2nd applicant.”

The court also refused the bail application of the 4th and 5th applicant on grounds that the respondent (NDLEA), has been able to establish criminal responsibility against them.

Court is currently hearing the validity to review facts in the case of the 6th and 7th defendant, who had already pleaded guilty.

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