The Court of Appeal in Abuja on Friday dismissed an appeal filled by the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, where he sought the reversal of an earlier ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja refusing his bail request.
In a unanimous judgement of a three-man panel led by Justice Stephen Adah, held that Kyari’s appeal lacked merit
Justice Adah held that in view of the nature of the charges pending against him (Abba Kyari) and the other defendants before the Federal High Court Abuja, such request for bail needed to be handled with caution.
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He added that Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court, Abuja, who earlier rejected bail to Kyari, appropriately exercised his discretion in refusing to grant Kyari’s bail.
Kyari, who is a former head of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force is facing prosecution by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
He and four members of the IRT – ACP Sunday J. Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu were charged before a Federal High Court in Abuja with conspiracy to deal in 17.55kg of cocaine.
They were also charged with dealing in cocaine without lawful authority; conspiracy to tamper with cocaine and unlawfully tampering with the 21.35kg of cocaine seized from two convicted drug dealers.
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