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Abba Kyari Alleges Threat To Life In Prison, Begs Court To Revisit Bail Application

Photo News: See The Moment Abba Kyari And Others Appear In Court

Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police has alleged his life is under threat in the Kuje Prison.

Gatekeepers News reports that Kyari has asked Federal High Court to revisit his bail application.

Kyari and three of his co-defendants, through their counsel, urged Justice Emeka Nwite to admit them to bail because their lives in the Kuje Correctional Centre, where they are being remanded, were unsafe.

At a resumed hearing, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, counsel to Kyari and suspended ACP Sunday Ubia informed that an application seeking bail for the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th defendants had been filed and served on the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

Ikpeazu said the application became necessary due to the nature of the work the defendants had done in the course of policing the country.

The senior lawyer added the defendants are being remanded with criminals in the correctional center, who through them, their arrests were made possible.

Ikpeazu said their lives are at risk, hence, the need for their bail.

The four suspended police officers including ACP Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp Simon Agirigba, and Insp. John Nuhu, listed as 2nd to 5th defendant respectively, were being charged by the NDLEA for an alleged drug offence alongside Kyari.

Although Kyari, Ubia, Agirigba, and Nuhu (1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th defendants), sought bail over the alleged threats to their lives, ASP Bawa James, who is the 3rd defendant in the matter, did not.

Counsel for the prosecution (NDLEA), Sunday Joseph, opposed the request for the bail plea on the ground that the matter was scheduled for review of the facts of the 6th and 7th defendants who pleaded guilty to the counts preferred against them.

The 6th – Chibunna Umeibe and 7th defendant – Emeka Ezenwanne who were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Southeast Nigeria were the two alleged drug traffickers.

The duo had pleaded guilty to five, six, and seven counts preferred against them and are being remanded in Suleja Correctional Centre.

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