Abba Kyari To Go Back To Kuje Prison As Court Rejects Fresh Bail Request

Suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari is to return to Kuje prison after the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja denied granting him another bail.

Justice Emeka Nwite in his ruling held that Mr Kyari’s bail is at the discretion of the court in line with section 161 (2) of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act.

The defendant has not shown any evidence to warrant the court to grant him bail.

Bail can only be granted if the alleged offences carry a two-year term in line with section 162 of the ACJA but in this case, the maximum sentence is 25 years.

Previously, on May 22, 2024, the judge had granted Kyari a temporary two-week bail to allow him to attend his mother’s burial rites.

This period was later extended by a week following Kyari’s application for an extension.

Kyari met the bail conditions and was released on June 1st.

During today’s proceedings, Justice Nwite declined to extend the earlier bail order but agreed to accelerate the hearing of the case.

Kyari is standing trial alongside four members of his team — Sunday Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, and John Nuhu — on an eight-count charge of drug trafficking preferred against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).