Court grants Kyari N50m bail

LA federal high court in Abuja has granted bail to Abba Kyari, suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP), in the sum of N50 million.

In June, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) filed a 24-count charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/408/2022 against Kyari and his two siblings – Mohammed Kyari and Ali Kyari – over non-disclosure of assets.

In a ruling on Thursday, James Omotosho, the presiding judge, said the charges against the defendants are bailable.

The judge granted bail to the suspended cop in the sum of N50 million with two sureties in like sum.
Omotosho added that the sureties must have property worth N25 million within the court’s jurisdiction.
However, the court added that Kyari’s release from prison custody is dependent on what happens in another case in which he is being tried alongside four others for their alleged involvement in drug trafficking.