As earlier reported, the detained corruption-labelled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari dragged Federal Government to Court over his continued detention by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), thereby demanding his release. Unfortunately for him, a Federal High Court in Abuja has declined his bail application.
DCP Kyari, accused of drug trafficking, has been in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
However, he filed an application asking the court to grant him bail on the grounds of ill health.
In an ex parte application brought before the court on Monday, Kyari through his counsel, Cynthia Obianuju, told the court that his health was suffering.
His counsel, Cynthia described his client as diabetic and hypertensive, thereby praying the court to grant him bail pending the determination of the substantive suit.
But Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the applicant to put the respondents on notice.
“Upon studying the process of the applicant and the averments in support of the application, I am of the opinion that the respondents be put on notice so they can answer to the averments. Therefore, the applicant is hereby ordered to put the respondents on notice of all the processes in this matter,” he asserted.
He adjourned the matter till Thursday for a hearing of the application.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, the suspended Police chief is seeking an order from the court to immediately release him.
In the alternative, the suspended DCP, being held by the NDLEA over his alleged involvement in hard drug trafficking wants the court to admit him to bail in liberal conditions.