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Bail: Court grants Kyari additional week to mourn late Mother

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Bail: Court grants Kyari additional week to mourn late Mother

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Federal High Court in Abuja has granted additional five days of bail to suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, over his mother’s death.

Kyari, who had been remanded in jail for 27 months over drug-related offences, was in May granted temporary 14-day bail on compassionate grounds to mourn his deceased mother.

But on Thursday, his lawyer pleaded with the court to approve his fresh motion dated June 11, 2024, for a five-day extension of the bail till June 19 when the main application for his bail would be determined.

He said Kyari had not done anything to interfere with the prosecution of the matter or violate the terms of his bail.

Prosecution counsel, Mike Kasa Esq, objected to the initial application to extend the bail but not the second motion to vary the bail terms.

Earlier, Justice Nwite had ordered Kyari to deposit the sum of N50 million and a surety in like sum.

Justice Nwite also directed that the surety, who shall be his counsel in the matter, should deposit a copy of his call to bar certificate with the deputy registrar of the court.

Recall that in 2022, Kyari was arraigned on drug-related offences brought against him alongside ACP Sunday Ubuah, ASP Bawa James, Inspectors Simon Agirigba, John Nuhu and ASP John Umoru – who is said to be at large.

The two civilians earlier charged with them: Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne were convicted and jailed for two years each after they pleaded guilty to the offences.

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