Abba Kyari Narrates How He Was Arrested

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has accused operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) of assisting drug dealers to bring cocaine into the country.

Abba Kyari is currently facing eight counts of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine, and other related offences at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

The embattled police officer in a ₦500 million fundamental right enforcement suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22 accused operatives of the agency of aiding drug dealers.

According to Kyari, he was framed by an officer of the agency, when he went to demand compensation for the whistleblower that gave information that led to the arrest of a suspect.

A brother to the former head of the IGP Intelligence Response Team, Mamman Nur in an affidavit filed claimed that officers of NDLEA know about drugs being shipped into Nigeria from Ethiopia.

Kyari while giving details of his accusation said, “On that fateful day, the suspect as usual shipped drugs (cocaine) from Ethiopia to Enugu Airport. The officer of NDLEA cleared him within the airport, then the officer of FIB-IRT arrested the suspect with the help of information.

“That before the informant accepted to work with the officers of FIB-IRT, they both had an agreement to compensate the informant.

“That officers of FIB-IRT, having noticed that officers of NDLEA were the ones clearing the said suspect with his drugs (cocaine), they immediately took the suspect to NDLEA and also reported those officers involved in the act.

“That instead of the NDLEA to handle the matter accordingly and bring their officers involved to book, they decided to frustrate the informant, thereby refusing to compensate the informant.

“That it was at this juncture that the attention of the DCP Abba Kyari was called, who because the NDLEA officer involved is his friend, decided to intervene for the purpose of compensating the Informant.

“That the NDLEA officer who refused to compensate the informant was the one who framed DCP Abba Kyari up on a trump-up allegation that he was trying to bribe him.

“That the agent of the Respondent declared the Applicant wanted because of a mere allegation that he was trying to bribe an NDLEA officer without sufficient proof.

“That the Nigerian Police Force, based on the allegation of the Respondent arrested the Applicant on February 12, 2022, and handed over to the NDLEA.”


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