Drug Trafficking Saga: Kyari and Six Others Back In Court

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, and six others have been summoned back to court to answer to drug trafficking related offences charged against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Eight counts of hard drug trafficking had been filed by the NDLEA against Mr. Kyari, who is also wanted in the United States for his affiliations with the convicted fraudster, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abbas.

Arraigned along with Kyari are the Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Sunday Ubua, Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe, and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne. 

Abba Kyari had earlier pleaded not guilty to the drug trafficking charges brought against him, however, two of his co-defendants pleaded guilty to parts of the charges brought against them.

Kyari’s bail appeal was also denied, and with further investigations, the NDLEA was able to arrest a suspected drug lord linked to the N3 billion Tramadol deal involving Kyari who was at the time the leader of Nigeria’s Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

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