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Court Grants Kyari N50million Bail

Written by on July 7, 2023

Justice James Omotosho of Federal High Court in Abuja has granted a N50million bail to suspended DCP Abba Kyari in a charge in which he and two of his siblings are accused of failing to declare assets to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA.

The NDLEA had filed the 24-count charge, against Kyari and his siblings; Mohammed Kyari and Ali Kyari, and they were arraigned in June.

In a ruling, Justice Omotosho granted conditional bail to Kyari at the sum of N50million with two sureties in like sum.

The judge added that the sureties must have property worth N25m within the Federal Capital Territory, among other conditions.

The judge also held that, even when Kyari meets the bail conditions, the endorsement of his release warrant is subject to developments in a sister case before Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court Abuja, in which he is being tried with four others on alleged involvement in dealing illicit drugs.

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