Abba Kyari’s Bid To Regain Freedom Fails, Court Declines To Order His Release From NDLEA Custody

An effort by disgraced Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari to regain his freedom has failed as Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday declined to order the Federal Government to release him from custody.

However, the Judge ordered that Kyari should put the Federal Government on notice of the existence of the suit he instituted against it.

The suspended DCP had taken the Federal Government to court, challenging his continued detention by an agency of government.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, Kyari sought an order of the court to immediately release him and in the alternative, the suspended DCP, who is being held by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over his alleged involvement in hard drug trafficking, asked the court to admit him to bail in liberal conditions.

In an ex-parte application argued by his counsel, Cynthia Obianuju Ikena, Kyari claimed to be suffering from chronic diabetes threatening his life and therefore needs urgent medical attention.

Justice Ekwo, in his brief ruling, refused to order his immediate release but ordered him to put the respondent on notice.

The judge ordered him to go and serve all processes he filed on the Federal Government.

Justice Ekwo held that all the averments and allegations made against the Federal Government are so weighty that the court must give the government opportunity to be heard before taking any decision.

He then fixed February 24 for the parties to appear before him.

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