NDLEA Drug Burst: Two Abba Kyari Co-defendants Jailed

LATEST: Abba Kyari’s Co-accused Plead Guilty To Drug Trafficking Charges

by Victor Ndubuisi

On Monday, two co-defendants of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, pleaded guilty to a portion of the hard drug trafficking allegations leveled against them before the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Despite their guilty pleas, they were ordered to be held in the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) custody until Monday, when their bail application will be reviewed.

The NDLEA arraigned Abba Kyari, six police officers, and two civilians on an eight-count charge including conspiracy, obstruction, and cocaine peddling, as well as other connected offenses.

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While Kyari and three other defendants, who are police officers, pleaded not guilty to the entire eight-count charges, the two civilians, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, pleaded guilty to 5th, 6th and 7th charges where their names featured.


Upon the plea of the defendants, counsel to Abba Kyari, Kanu Agabi (SAN), along with counsel to other defendants in the charge, prayed the court to admit their clients to bail.

Meanwhile, the trial Judge, Justice Emeka Nwite adjourned till Monday to hear the bail application of the defendants and ordered that they should be remanded in the custody of the NDLEA.


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