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NDLEA: Abba Kyari’s wife slumps as court deferred ruling on husband’s plea for bail



A lady, identified as wife of the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, on Monday, slumped at the Federal High Court in Abuja shortly after the court deferred ruling on a bail plea submitted by Kyari and his co-defendant, ACP Sunday Ubia.

Suspended DCP Abba Kyari and his co-defendant, ACP Sunday Ubia asked a Federal High Court, Abuja, to admit them to bail.

Kyari and Ubia, through their lawyer, Mahmud Magaji, told Justice Emeka Nwite while arguing the bail application

Magaji, who said the offences with which Kyari and Ubia are being charged are bailable ones, also said that the constitution gave the court the discretionary power to do so.

However, counsel to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), Joseph Sunday, a director of Prosecution and Legal Services, opposed the bail application.

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Also, counsel to other police officers in the matter, also urged the court to grant their clients bail.

The natter is still ongoing as at the time of filing the report.

On March 1, Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Abuja Federal High Court, refused to grant the bail application of Kyari.

Justice Ekwo ruled that the application had been overtaken by events following an order of a sister court, granting the NDLEA’s prayers to detain Kyari for another 14 days to enable it conclude its investigation.

The judge in that ruling held that the court, which gave the order in favour of NDLEA on Feb. 22, was a court of coordinate jurisdiction.

He, however, 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 adjourned until March 15.

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