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Cocaine Deal: Kuje Prison Inmates Excited As Abba Kyari Joins Them

Cocaine Deal: Kuje Prison Inmates Excited As Abba Kyari Joins Them.

The presence of a former Commander of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, at the Kuje Correctional Centre has generated excitement among the inmates.

Report shows  that the the inmates who had been investigated for various crimes by the IRT under the embattled DCP were very excited at the presence of the embattled DCP

Also, it was gathered that Kyari rejected food offered him by the Nigerian Correctional Service after being remanded in prison custody on Monday.
The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, it was learnt, opted for the food prepared by his wife or other family members.

 

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Monday ordered the remand of Kyari, and six others facing drug trafficking charges with him, to the Kuje Correctional Centre.

The presiding judge, Justice Emeka Nwike ordered the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to transfer the defendants to prison custody, shortly after he denied them bail.

The suspended DCP was arraigned alongside Sunday J Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu who are members of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

Other defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, are two drug traffickers who were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwane.

The agency accused the defendants of conspiracy, obstruction and dealing in 17.55 kg of cocaine.

The embattled DCP and his co-defendants were said to have been settling down in the custodial centre but sources said the DCP has largely kept to himself since his arrival on Monday.

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