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Court Grants NDLEA’s Request To Detain Abba Kyari’s Alleged Accomplices For Two Weeks



Abba Kyari

An application by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) to detain for two weeks alleged associates of suspended DCP Abba Kyari has been granted by a federal high court sitting in Abuja.

The order was given for the detention of two drug couriers named in the drug trafficking case being investigated by the NDLEA.

The request to further detain Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus for 14 days was granted by Justice Zainab Abubakar after she 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;

“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).”


Recall that the two suspects were subsequently transferred to the NDLEA on January 25.

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