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Court Denies Abba Kyari, Co- Accused Bail In Drug Smuggling Trial

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Justice Emeka Nwite of the federal high court Abuja has refused bail to suspended Deputy commissioner of police Abba Kyari.

The court held that the NDLEA has placed sufficient evidence before the court enough for it to refuse bail.

The NDLEA in its counter affidavits to Mr Kyari’s bail application held that it is inappropriate to grant bail to the applicant because of the facts and circumstances of the case.

The applicant is already facing extradition on charges of wire fraud.

The 2nd applicant who is an Assistant Superintendent of police is under investigation for money laundering and may face charges on same.

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The applicant have had dealings with criminals in line of his duty and may be incline to engage them in interfering with the evidence.

The medical challenges of the applicant is not beyond the capacity of the NDLEA.

The applicant is a flight risk and might jump bail.

It is on the premise the court refuse the bail application of the 1th and 2nd applicant
The court also refused the bail application of the 4th and 5th applicant on grounds that the respondent (NDLEA) has been able to establish criminal responsibility against them
Court is currently hearing the validity to review fact in the case of the 6th and 7th defendant who had already pleaded guilty.

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Further hearing on the Matter has now been adjourned till 27th April for ruling while the Defendants are to be remanded in correctional center.

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