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I’m Battling Diabetes, Hypertension, Abba Kyari Tells Court

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Embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, has said he is suffering from diabetes and hypertension.

The senior police officer, who is currently being detained by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over alleged drug trafficking, said this in a suit he filed before a Federal High Court, Abuja, seeking for bail.

In an ex-parte motion marked: FHC/ANJ/CS/182/22, Kyari, through his lawyer, C.O. Ikena, sought bail on health grounds.

“My lord, his (Kyari’s) condition at the custody is critical. I filed a motion to admit the applicant to a bail on health grounds pending the determination of the substantive matter,” she said.

The judge then asked the lawyer what the substantive matter was all about and she said: “The substantive matter is about infringement on his fundamental rights and false allegations.”

Justice Ekwo then asked: “Where is the applicant?”

“He is at the NDLEA’s custody my lord,” she responded.

The embattled DCP was arrested and handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) by the Police in connection with the 25 kilogrammes of cocaine seized from a drug cartel.

The presiding judge, Justice Inyang Ekwo, who declined to grant the plea, ordered that the respondent, NDLEA, be put on notice.

Ekwo told the lawyer that going by the averments in the application, the respondent (NDLEA) would have to be put on notice and a date fixed to hear the motion.

He said this was so because the averment Ikena made would need a response of the NDLEA.

Justice Ekwo, however, insisted that the NDLEA be put on notice.

He, thereafter, adjourned the matter until April 24 for the motion to be taken.

About Charles Igbinidu

Charles Igbinidu is a Public Relations practitioner in Lagos, Nigeria

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