Court denies abba kyari bail – A federal high court in Abuja has refused to grant bail to Abba Kyari, a suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP).
POLITICS NIGERIA learned that Presiding judge, Inyang Ekwo in a ruling on Monday, stated that the application has been affected by recent events following an order of a sister court, granting the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)’s prayers to detain Kyari for another 14 days to enable it conclude its investigation.
It can be recalled that Kyari was arrested on February 14th after being declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA for drug trafficking. Kyari attempted to bribe an official of the agency with $61,000 to facilitate the release of seized cocaine.
Last week, he approached a federal high court in Abuja seeking bail on health grounds. His request was rejected Justice Ekwo held that the sister court, which gave the order in favour of NDLEA on Feb. 22, was a court of coordinate jurisdiction.
The judge, however, said he was inclined to hear Kyari’s fundamental enforcement rights suit with the urgency it deserves after the expiration of the 14-day court order.
He then adjourned until March 15 to hear Kyari’s application to demand for his fundamental right enforcement.
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