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Drug Trafficking: NDLEA Arraigns US Wanted Cop Abba Kyari, Six Others

The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has been arraigned before the Federal High Court in Abuja, on eight counts bordering on conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine, and other related offences.

Mr. Kyari, who is also wanted by the United States of America for money laundering offences, was arraigned on Monday alongside other defendants in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022.

The others are four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Sunday J. Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu.

Two other suspects arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, were also listed as defendants.

Kyari and the four other police officers are accused of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in Cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms.

It was also alleged that they unlawfully tampered with 21.25kg of cocaine.

Recall that last week, the Federal Government approved the request by the United States of America to extradite Mr. Kyari over alleged $1.1million wire fraud involving Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others.

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