Court refuses Abba Kyari bail over alleged drug deal

Abba Kyari police

A Federal High Court in Abuja has refused to grant bail to deputy police commissioner Abba Kyari and another police officer Sunday Ubua.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had charged them and five others over alleged involvement in a drug deal.

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

Arguing against granting bail to the respondents, the NDLEA had said in affidavits presented to the court that: “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 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.”