The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, has been arraigned alongside six others at the Federal High Court in Abuja over their involvement in alleged drug trafficking.
TOS NEWS reported last week that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) filed eight charges bordering on conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms, and other related offences against Abba Kyari and six others.
The NDLEA through a team of lawyers led by its Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, Mr. Joseph Sunday, in the charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022 also accused Kyari and the other six of tampering with 21.25kg of cocaine unlawfully.
The other defendants are four members of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Sunday J. Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu while two other suspects arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, were also listed as defendants.
Kyari was earlier suspended after he was implicated by Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi, who pleaded guilty to money laundering and other crimes in the United States. Kyari however denied the allegations against him.
The Federal Government last week Thursday approved the request by the United States of America to extradite Kyari over alleged $1.1million wire fraud involving Hushpuppi and four others.