Abba Kyari released from Kuje Correctional Centre after perfecting bail conditions

Abba Kyari

Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), has been released from the Kuje Correctional Centre after spending twenty-seven months. This comes after he perfected his bail conditions in two separate cases against him, including alleged asset declaration and illicit drugs, at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja had granted Kyari a N50 million bail on July 6, 2023, with two sureties in like sum. The bail was part of a 24-count charge filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against Kyari and his two siblings, Mohammed Baba Kyari and Ali Kyari, for allegedly failing to declare assets to the NDLEA.

However, Justice Omotosho had noted that even if Kyari meets his bail conditions, the endorsement of his release warrant is subject to developments in a sister case before Justice Emeka Nwite of the same Federal High Court, Abuja, in which he is being tried with four others on alleged involvement in dealing on illicit drugs.

On May 22, 2024, Justice Emeka Nwite also granted the suspended DCP bail, to allow him to conclude the burial rites of his mother who died on May 5th.

Kyari was granted bail to the tune of N50 million and a surety in like sum.

While giving the order, Justice Nwite also held that the surety, which shall be his counsel in the matter, should deposit a copy of his call-to-bar certificate to the deputy registrar of the court.

Kyari is to deposit his travel passport with the court and shall always report to any formation of the NDLEA nearest to him within the period the bail was granted.

In 2021, Kyari was indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation in the case of
alleged international Internet fraudster Ramon Abbas, aka, Hushpuppi.

Kyari was later arrested by the NDLEA in February 2020 for alleged drug-related offences. He has since been remanded at the Kuje prison in Abuja.
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