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Court jails Kyari’s co-defendants

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has convicted and sentenced two co-defendants in a suit filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, against suspended DCP Abba Kyari over an alleged drug deal for two years in prison.

Delivering judgment, Justice Emeka Nwite held that having admitted to have committed the offence preferred against them in counts 5, 6 and 7 by the NDLEA, the co-defendants, Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne, were hereby convicted accordingly.

Justice Nwite thereafter sentenced them to 2 years imprisonment on each of counts 5, 6 and 7, terms would run concurrently and commence from the day the defendants were arrested by the NDLEA.

The two defendants were the two alleged drug traffickers arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu by the Nigerian police and handed over to the NDLEA.

They had pleaded guilty to five, six and seven counts preferred against them by the anti-narcotic agency.

Reporting by Ifeoma Nwovu Editing by Marian Benjamin, Abdullahi Lamino