A federal high court sitting in Abuja that was presided by Justice Zainab Abubakar has granted NDLEA’s request to detain suspended former supercop, Abba Kyari and his accomplices for 14 mores over alleged drug trafficking.
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The request was granted by the court, after justice Zainab listened to the Director, Prosecution and Legal Services (NDLEA), Joseph Sunday who moved an ex-parte application to that effect.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer (DFPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi had said in an earlier statement;
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“Interim investigations report revealed that two international drug couriers identified as Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus, both males, were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on Jan. 19.
“The suspects were arrested upon their arrival from Addis Ababa aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET917. “The arrest led to the recovery of substantial quantity of powdery substance suspected to be cocaine from the two narcotic couriers.
“The operation which was intelligence-driven, was undertaken by a Unit of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).”
Adejobi had also disclosed that the case and the two suspects were subsequently transferred to the NDLEA on Jan. 25, adding that the suspended police officer Abba Kyari and the two alleged drug couriers, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus will remain in their custody