Abba Kyari to Remain in Kuje as Court denies Him Bail Again

• August 30, 2022

Following a fresh bail application filed by suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and four others, the Federal High Court Abuja has again denied the bail application.

Recall that Abba Kyari and four other police officers are standing trial for alleged hard drug trafficking offences preferred against them by the NDLEA.

They were arraigned on 7 March on eight charges of conspiracy, illegal dealing in cocaine, importation of cocaine and obstruction.

Mr Kyari and the four other police officers pleaded not guilty, setting the stage for the commencement of their trial.

Meanwhile, in a new bail application, Kyari and four other defendants had argued that new facts relating to the Kuje Prison break and alleged threat to their lives warranted their fresh application.

However, the NDLEA raised an objection arguing that they have not demonstrated how the new issues will not make them jump bail.

The court had earlier made a pronouncement on the bail of the defendants and that there is nothing placed before the court to warrant a reconsideration of the earlier pronouncement of the court.

Delivering judgment on the bail application this morning, Justice Emeka Nwite agreed with the NDLEA legal team that the defendants have not demonstrated how they will not jump bail and interfere with the administration of criminal justice.

The court held that a threat to life in a detention facility is not a factor for granting bail.

Ref: Tribune

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