Police Arrest Abba Kyari, Transfer Him To NDLEA With Four Others

Abba Kyari
Abba Kyari

The embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has been transferred to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency by the Nigeria Police Force alongside four others barely four hours after they were declared wanted by the NDLEA.

This was disclosed by the Spokesman for the drug enforcement agency, Femi Babafemi, in a statement on Monday titled, ‘Wanted DCP Abba Kyari, four others now in our custody – NDLEA’.

Others who were brought to the custody of the NDLEA include ACP Sunday Ubua; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu.

The statement read in part, “A few hours after he was declared wanted by the NDLEA over his involvement in a 25kg cocaine deal, the Nigerian Police Force has handed over the suspended DCP Abba Kyari, the erstwhile Commander of Intelligence Response Team at the Force Intelligence Bureau of the Nigerian Police Force, to the anti-narcotic agency.

“Five of the wanted suspects namely: DCP Abba Kyari; ACP Sunday J. Ubua; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu were driven into the National Headquarters of NDLEA in Abuja at about 5pm on Monday to formally hand them over for interrogation and further investigation.

“The agency wishes to assure (members of the public) that no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all suspects already in custody and those that may still be indicted in the course of investigation will face the full weight of the law at the end of the ongoing probe.”

Recall that Kyari was earlier on Monday declared wanted by the NDLEA over alleged links with an international drug cartel.

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The NDLEA narrated how the agency nabbed the former Head of the Intelligence Response Team.

According to the agency, Kyari belonged to a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline.

The NDLEA spokesperson said Kyari contacted an officer of the Agency in January 2022 and tried to seal a deal.

Kyari has been under investigation over his alleged involvement with an international fraudster, Ramon Abas, aka Hushpuppi.


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