Court grants Abba Kyari bail after 18 months detention

CITIZENS COMPASS-A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted bail to former Head of the Rapid Response Team, Abba Kyari,after 18 months detention in prison custody. 

The presiding judge, Justice James Omotosho ruled that the fact that Kyari and his team refused to escape when the Prison was attacked, where about 90 per cent of the inmates escaped, has proven that Kyari is ready to face any allegations against him.

The judge further said all the allegations are bailable and he is not a flight risk.

Abba Kyari alongside some members of his team were taken into custody in February 2022 after the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) alleged the tampering with drug exhibits.

The IRT team arrested Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, in January 2022 in connection with 21.25kg of cocaine and subsequently handed the suspects to the NDLEA alongside the cocaine. 

Both Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne have been released from prison after their conviction.


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