Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police(DSP), Abba Kyari has allegedly escaped death in Kuje prison after being attacked by angry inmates in the same facility.
According to Premium Times report, the attack happened on May 4, 2022, when about 190 inmates descended on him for allegedly prosecuting them despite collecting bribes while in office.
Recall that the Nigerian Police on February 14, 2022 handed over DCP Abba Kyari, who is an erstwhile Commander of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) and four others: ACP Sunday J. Ubua; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu to the National Drug Law and Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over involvement in a 25 kilograms Cocaine deal and running of drug a cartel.
Kyari and his team were also linked to an alleged seizure of a large consignment of Tramadol in a warehouse at Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos which worth N3billion imported into Nigeria by an individual who claimed to be a pharmacist.
It was gathered that, following the incident, there are indications that Kyari would soon be moved to the custody of the State Security Service (SSS).
The incident, also, triggered Kyari, to approach a Federal High Court on Thursday, May 26, 2022 for another bail plea.
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Kyari and three of his co-defendants, through their counsel, urged Justice Emeka Nwite to admit them to bail, stating that their lives in the Kuje Correctional Centre, were unsafe for them.
At a resumed hearing, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, counsel to Kyari and suspended ACP Sunday Ubia, informed that an application seeking bail for the 1st, 2nd, 4th and 5th defendants had been filed and served on the NDLEA.
Meanwhile, counsel for the prosecution (NDLEA), Sunday Joseph, opposed the request that the bail plea is taken, insisting that the matter was scheduled for review of the facts of the 6th and 7th defendants who pleaded guilty to the counts preferred against them.
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