NDLEA arraigns Abba Kyari, others over drug trafficking

By AdvocateNews on 07/03/2022

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon

Views: 434

Mr Abba Kyari was arraigned in an Abuja court on March 7, 2022 Channels Tv
Mr Abba Kyari was arraigned in an Abuja court on March 7, 2022 Channels Tv

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on Monday arraigned suspended police officer Abba Kyari and six others over drug trafficking related offences.

The NDLEA had filed eight counts of hard drugs trafficking against Mr Kyari, who is also wanted in the United States for his relationship with convicted fraudster, Ramon ‘Hushpuppi’ Abass.

 

Mr Kyari was a former Deputy Commissioner of Police.

Those arrainged along with Mr Kyari include Assistant Commissioner of Police ACP Sunday Ubua, Assistant Superintendent of Police ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibuinna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.

According to the NDLEA, Mr Kyari, between January 19 and 25, dealt in 17.55 kilograms of cocaine.

 

He is also being charged with obstruction of justice and attempted bribery of NDLEA officers.

See below the full details of the eight counts brought against Mr Kyari and his alleged accomplices:

Count one: “That you DCP Abba Kyari, ACP Sunday J. Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu, all male, on or about the 19th to 25th January 2022, at the office of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abuja conspired amongst themselves with ASP John Umoru (now at large) to deal in 17.55kilogrammes of cocaine and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14(b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count two read: “That you DCP Abba Kyari, ACP Sunday J. Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu, all male, Adult on or about the 19th to 25th January 2022, at Abuja within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court dealt in 17.55kilogrammes of cocaine without lawful authority and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11(c) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count Three: “That you DCP Abba Kyari, ACP Sunday J Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu, all male, all male, Adult on or about the 19th to 25th January 2022, within the office of the Inspector-General of (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court conspired amongst yourselves and with ASP John Umoru (now at large) to unlawfully tamper with 21.35 kilogramames of cocaine seized from Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka AlphonsEzenwannne in the custody of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), by removing and disposing 17.55 kilogrammes of the cocaine and by substituting same with some other substance and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14(b) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation 2004”

Count Four: That you DCP Abba Kyari, ACP Sunday J Ubua, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu, all male adults on or about the 19th to 25th January 2022, within the office of the Inspector-General of (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abuja, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable unlawfully tampered with 21.35 kilogramames of cocaine seized from Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwannne in the custody of the Inspector-General of Police (IGP) Intelligence Response Team (IRT), by removing and disposing 17.55 kilogrammes of the cocaine and substituting same with some other substance and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 16 of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation 2004.

Count Five: That you Chibunna Patrick Umeibe, male adult and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, male adult on or about the 19th January 2022 at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu Nigeria, within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court without lawful authority imported 21.35kilogrammes of cocaine and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 14(b) of the National Drug Law enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count Six: That you Chibunna Patrick Umeibe, male, adult; and you Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, male adult on or about the 25th January 2022 at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court without lawful authority imported 21.35kilogrammes of cocaine and thereby committed an offence contrary to an punishable under section 11(a) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency ACT CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count Seven: That you Chibunna Patrick Umeibe, male, adult; and you Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, male adult and one IK, now at large, on the 25th January 2022, at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this Honourable Court knowingly possessed 21.35 kilogrammes of cocaine and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 11(d) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

Count Eight: That you DCP Abba Kyari, on or about 25th January 2022, at a restaurant on Port Harcourt Crescent, Area 11, Garki Abuja, within the jurisdiction of the court, attempted to obstruct the Agency and its authorised officers in the exercise of their duties by offering the sum of $61,400.00 USD (sixty-one thousand, four hundred United States of America Dollars) to a senior officer of the Agency as inducement to prevent the testing of the
17.55kilogrammes of substance used to replace the cocaine seized from Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 23 and punishable under section 49 of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act Cap N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.

 

Posted 07/03/2022 10:51:20 AM

 

Share on facebook Yahoo mail icon Gmail icon


 

You may also like...
NCC denies plans to shutdown telecom services in...

Appeal Court upholds Adeyemi’s victory as Kogi West...

APC defends Buhari as PDP alleges President deceives...

Imo attacks: Abia gov imposes curfew on Aba,...

I caught my estranged wife in bed with...

Buhari pardons Late Enahoro, Ambrose Alli, 2,600 prisoners...

COVID-19: Your broadcast empty, go back, listen to...

Edo NLC chairman Sunny Osayande is dead

We are not against Buhari’s visit to South...

Italy reports 475 new coronavirus deaths in 24...

Imo PDP legislators boycott sittings over slash in...

Emir of Zazzau, Shehu Idris dies at 84...

 

Latest News Kuje prison under attack: Terrorists free Boko Haram inmates, move them with trucks 2023: Fresh trouble for APC as group files perjury case against Tinubu VP slot: ‘APC at crossroads over Muslim-Muslim ticket’ Ebonyi PDP suspends party chair, Okorie over alleged misconduct REVEALED: Highland Park massacre shooter Robert Crimo, 22, is rapper called 'Awake' with 16,000 listeners on Spotify and $100k net worth Microfinance firm disappears with customers’ funds, victims lament losses FG to employ one million Nigerians for 2023 census — NPC Ibadan DisCo accuses uniformed men of stealing electric cables Peter Obi: Another EndSARS seeking to end APC, PDP failed Govts Gunmen kidnap Naval officer in Kogi Nigeria: 139 clerics, worshipers killed, 394 kidnapped in 18 months – Reports Woman pushes maid from 4-storey building in Anambra

 

Most Read Ex-Heads of State will protect Jonathan from persecution —Kukah (398,735 views) ASUU strike: Senate intervention ends in deadlock (398,735 views) Fleeing ex-DG Imo Broadcasting Corporation who stabbed wife to death arrested (398,735 views) Ugwuanyi commends FG’s siting of ICT University in Enugu (398,734 views) I’ve no Coronavirus, govt wants to kill me – Anambra Index case (398,734 views) FG sends new directive to banks, schools as Buhari extends lockdown by four weeks (398,734 views) Ebonyi bans embalming of corpses in homes (398,733 views) Full Text of Governor Ifeanyi Ugwuanyi’s 2016 Budget Speech (398,733 views) Sickle cell support group seeks government intervention (398,732 views) HUSHPUPPI: CRIMINALS HAVE NO TRIBE. THEY SHAME ALL OF US... (391,260 views) DEMOCRACY DAY: President Muhammadu Buhari’s full speech (328,572 views) All you need to know about Peter Obi, PDP VP Candidate (327,877 views)

 

 

SECTIONS FAITH (159) EDITORIAL (24) NEWS (9,558) POLITICS (519) SOCIETY (135) SPORTS (66) BUSINESS (379) HEALTH (63) EDUCATION (53) ENTERTAINMENT (63) INTERNATIONAL (224) TECHNOLOGY (7) COLUMNISTS (57) LETTERS (4) OPINION (46)

 

 


There are no video entries posted yet.