Court Declines Abba Kyari’s Bail Application
By Ukpoju Adoli Victor
The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has declined to grant the bail application of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Justice Inyang Ekwo said the application had been overtaken by events considering an order by a sister court on Feb 22, granting the request of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to detain Kyari for 14 more days for them to finalize their investigation.
The trial judge therefore adjourned the case till March 15 to hear Abba Kyari’s application to demand his fundamental right enforcement.
Justice Zainab Abubakar of FHC Abuja, had granted the agency’s application to have Kyari and his associates in the alleged drug trafficking detained for 14 more days to complete its investigation.
Kyari, through his lawyer, had, on February 21, approached the court seeking for bail and asking the court to obey his fundamental human rights that had been breached by unlawful arrest and detention.
Kyari, asked the court to make an order, telling NDLEA to pay him N500 million for infringing on his human rights. He also asked the court to make the agency tender an apology in national dailies.
The suspended super cop was about fortnight ago declared wanted and eventually arrested by the NDLEA over an alleged link with a global drug cartel. He was allegedly caught on camera trying to influence an NDLEA officer to compromise an ongoing investigation of drug traffickers.