Abba Kyari’s Wife Slumps In Court As N4.2 Billion Is Traced To Husband

The trial of Nigeria’s suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari has continued to be marked by drama, intrigues and surprises.

During the trial today at the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court, there was confusion and fear as a lady, Ramatu Yakubu Kyari, identified as the wife of the embattled DCP, slumped when it was mentioned that a whopping sum of N4.2 Billion was traced to husband and that he won’t be granted bail immediately

Ramatu slumped and fell to the ground shortly after the trial Judge, Justice Emeka Nwite adjourned the bail application of her husband until March 28.

Justice Nwite, who adjourned the ruling, ordered Kyari and other police officers seeking for bail to be remanded in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) pending the determination of the matter.

Though she appeared lifeless on the floor, she was quickly carried up and rushed inside one of the offices on the third floor of the court by some officials of the NDLEA and lawyers.

The development delayed the NDLEA officers from conveying the defendants to their office as they waited for Kyrai outside the court premises for about 45 minutes before he was led into the waiting vehicle.

Ramatu later came out with the aid of members of families and friends who assisted her out of the court.

The NDLEA had on Monday, urged the court to deny Kyari and all the other Defendants bail.

The drug law agency told the court that Kyari, who hitherto headed the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, would escape from the country and make himself unavailable for trial, should he be released from custody.

NDLEA had said that it traced the sum of N4.2 billion to the accounts of Abba Kyari and his co-defendant, ACP Sunday Ubua.

According to the drug enforcement agency, not less than N1.4bn passed through Kyari’s account while he was commander of the IRT.

However, Kyari’s deputy, Ubua, may have received far more than him as not less than N2.8bn was traced to his eight bank accounts.

The NDLEA is now working on the assumption that the sums traced to Kyari and his deputy may be connected to the sale of some illicit substances including Tramadol worth N3bn.

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