Please Don’t Send Me To Prison, Abba Kyari Begs Court

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, has pleaded with a federal high court in Abuja not to send him to prison.

Kyari was arraigned on Monday alongside other members of the police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

In the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, they were accused of conspiracy, obstruction and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms.

Upon arraignment on Monday, Kyari and four other defendants pleaded not guilty, while the sixth and seventh defendants pleaded guilty and begged the court to “have mercy”.

Kanu Agabi, Kyari’s lawyer, who pleaded with court on his behalf, said his client should be allowed to remain in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) pending the hearing and determination of his fresh application for bail.

He also noted that the application had been filed and served on all parties, adding that the offences against his clients (Kyari and Ubua) were bailable.

He said, “We appeal that they be kept in the NDLEA custody until the bail is heard. They lose nothing if they do that.”

Meanwhile, the NDLEA lawyer did not oppose the request that the defendants continue to stay in the custody of the agency.

But the bail application was not heard because not all processes were before the court.

The judge ordered that the defendants continue their detention in the NDLEA custody pending hearing of the bail application next Monday, March 14.


About Delia Innoma

Delia Innoma is a prolific writer, promoter, artist manager with full professional proficiency in English, German and Igbo languages. She studied accounting and computer programming at the Institute of Management and Technology Enugu and Germany respectively. Delia is also a devoted mother of two and she founded the Diamond Celebrities Magazine. Her sense of responsibility and commitment to the Christian faith are essential forces driving her daily activities.

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