Abba Kyari, the suspended deputy commissioner of police, has dragged the federal government to court over his continued detention by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). The embattled cop on Monday, February 21, prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to compel the NDLEA to grant him bail on health grounds, pending the hearing and determination of his application. Kyari, who is currently in the custody of the anti-narcotics agency over his alleged involvement in drug trafficking filed the suit through his lawyer, Mrs P. O. Ikenna.
In his suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, the former head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, told the court that he was being held “on the basis of a false allegation that was levelled against him”. Earlier, Kyari alleged that members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN) are behind his travails. The embattled senior police officer made this claim when he appeared before a probe panel led by Joseph Egbunike, a Deputy Inspector-General of Police (DIG) at the Force Headquarters, Abuja. Kyari’s claim was contained in a report submitted by the panel to the Inspector-General of Police (IGP), Usman Baba, which was in turn forwarded to the Police Service Commission (PSC).