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Court Grants NDLEA Request To Detain Abba Kyari


Court Grants NDLEA Request To Detain Abba Kyari

The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday granted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) request to further detain suspended police officer Abba Kyari for 14 days.

The NDLEA, in an ex-parte application, moved before Justice Zainab Abubakar, also prayed for an extension of time with which to detain the six other suspects named in the alleged offence.

Mrs Abubakar granted the order after listening to the director, prosecution and legal services, NDLEA, Joseph Sunday, who moved the motion to that effect.

The six others are Sunday J. Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, John Nuhu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.

The ex-parte motion was dated February 15 and filed February 16.

Mr Kyari had, through his lawyer, Cynthia Ikena, approached Justice Inyang Ekwo on Monday, praying the court to admit him to bail on health grounds.

The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), who was formerly the head of Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), had also filed a fundamental enforcement rights suit over alleged unlawful arrest and detention.

He also demanded that the court order the NDLEA to pay him N500 million damages for bridging his fundamental rights.


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