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Court grants Abba Kyari N50m bail over alleged failure to declare assets

A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted bail at N50million to suspended DCP Abba Kyari in a charge in which he and two of his siblings are accused of failing to declare assets to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


The NDLEA had filed the 24-count charge, marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/408/2022 against Kyari and his two siblings – Mohammed Baba Kyari and Ali Kyari – in respect of which they were arraigned last month.


In a ruling on Thursday, Justice James Omotosho granted conditional bail to Abba Kyari at the sum of N50m with two sureties in like sum.


Justice Omotosho added that the sureties must have property worth N25m within jurisdiction, among other conditions.


The judge held that, even when Abba Kyari meets the bail conditions, the endorsement of his release warrant is subject to developments in a sister case in which he is being tried with four others on alleged involvement in dealing illicit drugs.


He has been denied bail twice in the other case pending before Justice Emeka Nwite, also of the Federal High Court, Abuja.


His two siblings were earlier granted bail by Justice Omotosho.


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