Drug dealing: Court denies Abba Kyari bail 


The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed the fresh bail application filed by disgraced police chief Abba Kyari. 

In a ruling on Tuesday, Justice Emeka Nwite held that Mr Kyari had not given sufficient grounds for the application to be granted. 

The judge said the detained police officer failed to raise new facts in his latest application after being denied the earlier bail request. 

Mr Nwite consequently adjourned the matter until October 19, 20 and 21 for trial continuation. 

On July 20, the judge fixed August 30 for the ruling on the bail plea filed by Mr Kyari and other police officers charged by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) for a drug offence. 

Mr Kyari had prayed the court for another bail following the attack on Kuje Correctional Centre by Boko Haram terrorists who freed scores of their members.  

The suspended police boss and other defendants are detained in the correctional centre. 

On July 5, Boko Haram breakaway faction, Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), led an attack on the custodial centre. 

President Muhammadu Buhari’s regime said 879 detainees escaped, including all 68 imprisoned Boko Haram members. 


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