Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court Abuja has remanded the detained Commander of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Force Intelligence Bureau, Nigerian Police Force, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Justice Nwite directed that the Defendant should be kept in the NDLEA detention facility pending the hearing of their bail application on Monday, 14 March.
The remand order followed the arraignment of Kyari and 6 others over alleged cocaine deal.
Docked alongside Kyari are ACP SUNDAY J. UBUA, ASP BAWA JAMES, INSPR SIMON AGIRGBA, INSPR JOIIN NUHU CHIBUNNA, PATRICK UMEIBE EMEKA, and ALPHONSUS EZENWANNE.
In the charge marked FHC/ABJ/CR/57/2022, it was alleged by the FG that DCP Abba Kyari, ACP Sunday J. Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu, all male, on or about the 19th to 25th January 2022, at the office of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abuja conspired amongst themselves with ASP John Umoru (now at large) to deal in 17.55kilogrammes of cocaine and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14(b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.
Upon arraignment, Kyari and the 3 other police officers charged with him pleaded not guilty to the charge, while Patrick Emeka, the 6th and Alphonsus Ezenwanne, 7th defendants, respectively, pleaded guilty.
The matter is before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court.