Court strikes out Abba Kyari’s bail application

Crime

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Monday, struck out the bail application of the suspended head of Inspector General of Police’s Intelligent Response Unit (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari.

In a ruling delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, the court held that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has provided enough evidence to prove that the embattled cop should not be granted bail.

Also, the trial judge rejected the bail applications of other defendants standing trial with Kyari.

Countering the bail applications of the defendants, the NDLEA held that due to the circumstances as well as facts of the case, it won’t be appropriate to grant bail to the accused persons.

The agency referred to Kyari as “a flight risk”, stressing that he may jump bail if granted one.

In addition, the agency claimed that if Kyari is granted bail, he may interfere with evidence, which would not be healthy for the case.

The counsel to NDLEA further argued that Kyari’s medical issues can be handled by the agency’s medical personnel.

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