The fourth prosecution witness in the trial of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and others. Mohammed Ajia, on Wednesday, said he was unaware of the arrested and prosecuted operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
NDLEA alleged that two suspected drug dealers had arrived Nigeria through the Enugu Airport.
Ajia, the Commander, FCT Command of the NDLEA, told Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court Abuja, during a cross examination by counsel for first, fourth and fifth defendants, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while Kyari is the first defendant, ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu are second to fifth defendants respectively.
They were police officers in the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector-General of Police headed by Kyari, who arrested the two drug traffickers; Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, the sixth and seventh defendants at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
They pleaded not guilty to the charge against them by the NDLEA in the alleged cocaine deal.
However, Umeibe and Ezenwanne pleaded guilty to count five, six and seven charge against them, they were convicted and sentenced by the court to six years’ imprisonment.