An Abuja court Monday refused to order the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency to release Abba Kyari, a deputy commissioner in the Nigerian police arrested for alleged drug trafficking.

 

Kyari was arrested last week by the police and handed over to the NDLEA hours after he was declared wanted by the agency.

 

Kyari, already suspended from the police over his alleged involvement in a fraud case, took the NDLEA took to court over his detention.

 

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, Kyari sought an order of the court to immediately release him or alternatively grant him bail.

 

But Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja declined to grant the plea in a motion ex-parte brought by Kyari’s Lawyer, C. O. Ikena.

 

The judge ordered that the respondent, National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), be put on notice.

 

Source: The Guardian