Court turns down Abba Kyari’s bail application.Adunni Adetola
The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, took the Federal Government to court.
On Monday, Abuja court refused to order the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to release Kyari, a deputy Commissioner of Police arrested over his alleged involvement in drug trafficking.
He was arrested last week by the police and currently in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Kyari, in his suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, is praying the court to compel the NDLEA to grant him bail on health grounds, pending the hearing and determination of his fundamental right enforcement application.
In an ex-parte motion, he filed through his lawyer, Mrs P. O. Ikenna, the embattled former head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, told the court that he was being held “on the basis of a false allegation that was levelled against him”.
However, when the case was called up, Justice Inyang Ekwo, noted that the suit contained some averments that would require FG’s response.
“Upon studying the process of the Applicant and averments in support thereon, I am of the opinion that the Respondent should be put on notice”, the Judge held.