Court bars lawyers and Journalists from Abba Kyari’s alleged cocaine deal trial
Written by Joey Shekwonuzhibo on May 17, 2023
The Federal High Court Abuja has granted the request of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, to protect the identity of witnesses in a suit against the suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari.
At the start of proceedings, Counsel to the NDLEA, Sunday Joseph, asked the judge to restrict lawyers, litigants, visitors and journalists, who are not parties in the suit, from accessing the court during the testimony of the witness.
The NDLEA lawyer says the application was to give protection to witnesses who are intelligence officers.
Emeka Nwite, the presiding judge, granted the application and stood down the matter to allow non-parties in the suit to exit the court.