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Abba Kyari, four others may spend more days in detention as NDLEA takes another step

Abba Kyari, four others may spend more days in detention as NDLEA takes another step

Reports emerged late on Wednesday that the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, and four others may spend more time in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.

It was gathered that the NDLEA has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja informing the court of its intention to detain the suspects beyond the stipulated 48 hours.

According to The PUNCH, the NDLEA has already begun a forensic analysis of the cocaine seized by Kyari.

A top source at the agency, confided in the newspaper that Kyari has made some revelations which would lead to more investigations and as such, the NDLEA would not be able to arraign him just yet.


The source was quoted to have said: “Kyari has made some revelations which will lead to more investigations. Also, the NDLEA is doing a forensic analysis of some of the cocaine recovered by Kyari since he claimed in a video that he replaced cocaine with a dummy one.

“So, the agency has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja notifying the court of our intention to interrogate him further and verify some of his claims.”

It will be recalls that Kyari was arrested by the police on Monday for alleged drug trafficking and handed over to the NDLEA along with four others – Sunday Ubuah, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agrigba and John Nuhu. Another officer, ASP John Umoru, is said to be at large.

The DCP, who was suspended by the police last July for his alleged links to international fraudster, Hushpuppi, was caught on video during a sting operation by the NDLEA attempting to sell part of the cocaine which was seized from some drug dealers in Enugu, while his suspension was subsisting.

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