Court declines Abba Kyari bail – Nexus News

Abuja Federal High Court (FHC), yesterday, declined bail application of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari.

Justice Inyang Ekwo stated that the application had been overtaken by events subsequent to an order of a sister court, granting the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)’s request to detain Kyari for another 14 days to permit it to conclude its investigation.

The judge maintained that the court, which gave the order in favor of NDLEA on February 22, was a court of coordinate jurisdiction.

However, he said he was inclined to hear Kyari’s fundamental enforcement rights suit with the urgency it deserves after the expiration of the 14-day court order, and postponed until March 15.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that Justice Zainab Abubakar of the FHC sitting in Abuja had acceded to the agency’s request to have Kyari and other suspects connected to the alleged drug trafficking detained for 14 more days to finish its investigation.

Abba Kyari

NAN also reports that Kyari, through his lawyer, had, on February 21, approached the court with an ex parte motion and originating summons soliciting a bail and requesting that the court imposes his fundamental human rights, which he reported had been breached by illegal arrest and detention.

Kyari, in the main lawsuit, implored the court to make an order commanding the NDLEA to pay him N500 million for infringing on his rights.

He also seeked the court to order the agency to tender a public apology in national dailies.

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