A federal high court in Abuja has refused bail to suspended Deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari.

The court presided over by Justice Emeka Nwite, held that the NDLEA has placed sufficient evidence before the court, enough for it to refuse bail.

The NDLEA in its counter affidavits to Mr Kyari’s bail application submitted that it is inappropriate to grant bail to the applicant because of the facts and circumstances of the case.

The applicant is already facing extradition on charges of wire fraud.

The agency also submitted that the 2nd applicant who is an Assistant Superintendent of police is under investigation for money laundering and may face charges on same.

NDLEA told the court that the applicants have had dealings with criminals in line of his duty and may be inclined to engage them in interfering with the evidence.

It is on the premise the court refused the bail application of the 1th and 2nd applicant

The court also refused the bail application of the 4th and 5th applicant on grounds that the NDLEA has been able to establish criminal responsibility against them.

The matter has been adjourned till 27th of April for ruling

The court ordered that the defendants be transferred to the correctional center from the NDLEA facility where they have been held since their arrest.

Sources within the Correctional Service say the suspects will be separated. While Abba Kyari and three others who claimed innocence of the allegation will be detained at Kuje, the other two who pleaded guilty will be kept at Suleja.


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