Abba Kyari, Four Others Know Fate On Monday As NDLEA Seeks Court Order To Extend Detention

Federal High Court of Justice, Abuja, will on Monday February 21, 2022 decide the fate of Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, and four other suspects arrested over drug related offences.

Abba Kyari along Husppupi and others were alleged to be involved in 25-kilogramme cocaine deal.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had filed an application in the Abuja High Court seeking to extend the detention of the four prime suspects.

This is in line with the provision of Nigerian 1999 constitution as amended which opined that, “persons arrested or detained shall be brought before a court within a “reasonable time”.

The constitution stated the period of 24 hours when a court of competent jurisdiction is within a radius of 40 kilometres to the police station or a period of two days in any other case.

Abba and other suspects have been in the custody of the agency since Monday, a period exceeding the constitutional time limit for charging an accused person to court.

The application by the agency for a detention warrant of the suspects is to make their detention beyond the constitutional period legal.

Others to be charged alongside Kyari are ACP Sunday J. Ubua; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu.

The agency is also investigating assets the suspended police boss claimed to own in a video that has gone viral.

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