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Court rejects Abba Kyari’s bail application

by Meso Ejiofor
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Oyogist.com has learned that the Federal High Court in Abuja has declined to grant the bail application of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari.

In his ruling on Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo stated that the application had been overtaken by events following an order of a sister court, which granted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)’s prayers to detain Kyari for another 14 days to enable it to conclude its investigation.

Justice Ekwo held that the sister court, which gave the order in favour of NDLEA on February 22, was a court of coordinate jurisdiction.

The judge, 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.

He then adjourned until March 15 to hear Kyari’s application to demand his fundamental right enforcement.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Justice Zainab Abubakar of FHC sitting in Abuja had granted the agency’s application to have Kyari and others suspects linked to the alleged drug trafficking detained for 14 more days to complete its investigation.

NAN also reports that Kyari, through his lawyer, had, on February 21, approached the court with an ex-parte motion and originating summons seeking bail and asking the court to enforce his fundamental human rights which he alleged had been breached by unlawful arrest and detention.

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