A Federal High Court, Abuja on Thursday rejected an objection by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to take the bail application of suspended police officer, Abba Kyari.
Justice Inyang Ekwo declined the objection after counsel for the agency, Mike Kassa, said that the NDLEA was yet to be served with the bail application.
Justice Ekwo ordered lawyer to Kyari, Cynthia Ikena, to serve Kassa in the open court and stood down the matter for an hour.
Earlier when the matter was called, Ikena told the court that the applicant (Kyari) had complied with the court order made on February 21 to put the respondent on notice after the lawyer said she had a motion ex-parte seeking bail for Kyari.
“Having complied with the order made on 21st of February, 2022, we are ready to move our motion,” she said.
Ikena told the court that the respondent had been duly served.
But Kassa said though the applicant counsel served him with a motion on notice, he was yet to be served with the bail application.
Ikena, who insisted that the application had been duly served, prayed the judge to confirm the proof in the court file.
After going through the court file, Ekwo directed Ikena to serve Kassa in open court and stood down the matter for an hour.
Kyari had on February 21 approached the court seeking bail. He asked the court to enforce his fundamental human rights which he alleged had been breached by unlawful arrest and detention.