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Police Arrest DCP Abba Kyari, Four Others Over Alleged Cocaine Trafficking

Police Arrest DCP Abba Kyari, Four Others Over Alleged Cocaine Trafficking
  • PublishedFebruary 14, 2022

The embattled and suspended former head of the Inspector General of the police Intelligence Response team (IRT) DCP Abba Kyari, has been arrested by the Nigerian police.
It was gathered that he was arrested alongside four others on Monday.

Abba Kyari arrest comes hours after National Drug Law Enforcement Agency declared him wanted over alleged drug links.

Recall that the suspended DCP is also under investigation after the Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States of America indicted him in the case of fraud involving Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.

NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, released a footage of Abba Kyari, offering bribe to an officer of the agency to facilitate the release of some seized drugs during a press briefing at the agency’s headquarters in Abuja on Monday.

In the footage, the suspended head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) was captured on camera mounting pressure on the NDLEA agent to release the drugs to him and bribing the officer with $61,000,

Kyari claimed that the agency had intercepted and arrested some traffickers that came into the country from Ethiopia with, according to him, 25kg of cocaine.

The embattled cop proposed a drug deal whereby he and his team are to take 15kg of the cocaine and leave 10kg for the prosecution of the suspects arrested with the illicit drug in Enugu.

He told the NDLEA officer that the drugs will be replaced with a dummy worth 15kg and asked the officer to persuade men of the FCT Command, to play along as well.
In the video, Kyari put pressure on the officer to wrap up the arrangement with the commander of the FCT Command to take custody of the drug and suspects from his men who were on the ground in Abuja.

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