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Court fixes date for trial of Abba Kyari

A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has fixed October 19, 20 and 21st as the trial dates for the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and four others.

In his ruling on Tuesday, Justice Emeka Nwite equally declined to grant bail to suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and four others.

The trial judge said the applicants failed to present sufficient materials and evidence to warrant the granting of the fresh application.

Justice Nwite, therefore, reaffirmed his earlier ruling of March 28, 2022, ordering an accelerated hearing.

The suspects are to be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, pending the commencement of their trial in October.

National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) is prosecuting DCP Abba Kyari alongside 4 suspended police officers on allegations bordering on a cocaine deal.

The four suspended police officers including ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP James, Inspector Simon Agirigba and Inspector John Nuhu as 2nd to 5th defendants respectively.

Federal High Court sitting in Abuja had earlier dismissed an application filed by Federal Government to extradite the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, to the United States of America to face trial.

Writing by Abdullahi Lamino: Editing by Adeniyi Bakare