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Court grants NDLEA request to detain Abba Kyari for 14 days

By Ameh Ochojila, Abuja
22 February 2022   |   2:24 pm
Justice Zainab Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted the request by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) the permission for further detention for 14 days the two alleged drug couriers named in the case involving suspended DCP Abba Kyari. The court gave the order for the detention of Chibunna…

Justice Zainab Abubakar of the Federal High Court in Abuja on Tuesday granted the request by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) the permission for further detention for 14 days the two alleged drug couriers named in the case involving suspended DCP Abba Kyari.

The court gave the order for the detention of Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus for 14 days in the NDLEA facility in Abuja pending investigation.

The order was issued after listening to the Director, Prosecution and Legal Services (NDLEA), Joseph. Sunday who moved an ex-parte application to that effect.

The Deputy Force Public Relations Officer (DFPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejob, in a recent statement, said: “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,” Adejobi said.

“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),” he said.

Adejobi said the suspects were subsequently transferred to the NDLEA on Jan. 25.