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Abba Kyari finally released after 27 months in Kuje prison


Former Commander of Force Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, has been released from the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja.


This followed the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted Kyari two weeks bail.


Granting the bail on May 22, 2024, Justice Emeka Nwite, said the two weeks would allow Kyari bury his mother who died on May 5


The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police had spent 27 months behind bars.


However, the spokesperson of the FCT Command of the NCoS, Adamu Duza, said Kyari was released after meeting his bail conditions.


Speaking on Friday, Duza said, “DCP Kyari has perfected his bail conditions, and has since been released today.”


Kyari was detained following his arrest on February 14, 2022, by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for alleged involvement with an international drug cartel.


Kyari, along with four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team—Sunday Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, and John Nuhu—was arraigned on March 7, 2022.


Two suspected drug traffickers, Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne, who were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, were also charged.


But, while Kyari and the IRT members pleaded not guilty, Umeibe and Ezenwanne pleaded guilty and were convicted.

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