Court denies DCP Abba Kyari’s ex-parte application for bail
Suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, being held in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), over his alleged involvement in drug trafficking, has on Monday taken the Nigerian government to court.
In a suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, Kyari 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 ex-parte motion he filed through his lawyer, Mrs P. O. Ikenna, the former head of the Police Intelligence Response Team 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.
Effort by counsel to the Applicant to persuade the court to order Kyari’s release on the ground that “his health has deteriorated badly” failed.
Rather, Justice Ekwo ordered that all the relevant processes should be served on FG which was cited as the sole Respondent.
He adjourned the case till February 24 for hearing.
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