A Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday has ordered the suspended DCP, Abba Kyari and six other suspects be remanded in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) till March 14.
Kyari was arraigned on Monday morning before Justice Emeka Nwite where he pleaded not guilty to charges of Drug-Trafficking levelled against him, DAILY GIST reports
Abba Kyari was arraigned alongside four other senior police officers and two civilians. The NDLEA filed an 8-count charge against them.
However the 6th and 7th defendants(the two civilians) pleaded guilty to counts 5, 6 and 7.
Prosecution counsel, Joseph Sunday asked the court for an adjournment to enable them to review the facts against the defendants. He said this would enable them to confront them with the evidence.
Counsel for Abba Kyari, Kanu Agabi (SAN), said they have filed an application for bail, adding that the defendants are entitled to bail because it is a bailable offence.
He argued that the decision of the prosecution to review the facts against the defendants was unnecessary, noting that it would amount to prejudice if the allegations preferred against the defendants turn out to be false.
It will be recalled that Kyari was arrested after attempting to bribe an official of the agency with $61,000 to facilitate the release of seized cocaine.