Abba Kyari Diabetic, Hypertensive - Lawyer Tells Judge As He Seeks Bail



Embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, is a diabetic and hypertensive patient, the suspended cop’s lawyer, Cynthia Ikena, told Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja on Monday.

The lawyer also prayed the court to release his client on bail but the judge refused the plea, saying the suit contained weighty allegations that would require the response of the Federal Government.

Kyari was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on February 14, 2022, for alleged links in drug-related crimes.

Kyari, on Monday, dragged the Federal Government to court, seeking his release from NDLEA custody.

In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, the ex-head of the Police Intelligence Response Team prayed the court to compel the NDLEA to grant him bail on health grounds, pending the hearing and determination of his fundamental right enforcement application.

Kyari’s lawyer, Ikena, claimed the ‘super cop’ is suffering from diabetes and hypertension.

But Justice Ekwo refused the prayer and said, “Upon studying the process of the Applicant and averments in support thereon, I am of the opinion that the respondent should be put on notice.”

The judge, therefore, ordered that all the relevant processes should be served on FG which was cited as the sole respondent.

Justice Ekwo also adjourned the case till February 24 for a hearing.

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