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Court rejects Abba Kyari’s fresh bail request

Abba Kyari

A fresh bail application filed by detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, for his release pending the conclusion of his trial, was on Wednesday, June 19, struck out by Justice Emeka Nwite of the Federal High Court in Abuja.

The request made by Kyari who is facing an eight-count charge bordering on drug trafficking brought against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, was refused on grounds of lacking merit.

Justice Nwite held that Kyari failed to establish any exceptional circumstance that would warrant the exercise of judicial discretion in his favour. He also noted that the court had earlier dismissed a similar bail application that was brought before it and ordered an accelerated hearing of the case.

He said no evidence was shown to convince the court why it should depart from its earlier ruling. Justice Nwite rejected Kyari’s application and approved that the NLDEA, proceed with the prosecution of both Kyari and his co-defendants in the matter.

This is coming after Kyari was granted temporary bail from prison custody to enable him to participate in his mother’s final burial rites.

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