Abba Kyari, who had been suspended from his position as Deputy Commissioner of Police, was granted bail on Thursday by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Kyari was granted bail by Justice Kolawole Omotosho, but it was subject to several onerous conditions.
However, he is currently facing charges for a criminal offense in a federal high court in Abuja before Justice Emeka Nwite.
In the judgement that was handed down on Thursday and in an application that was submitted by the defendant, Justice Omotosho granted Kyari conditional bail in the amount of N50 million with two sureties in the same amount.
In addition, the sureties are required to have property worth N25 million inside the jurisdiction, as stated by Justice Omotosho.
In addition, Kyari and his sureties are required to give the court registrar copies of their foreign passports, statements of their financial accounts, the title deeds to any properties that they guarantee, as well as updated photographs of themselves for their passports.
Justice Omotosho found that there was no proof that Kyari was a flight risk, and she ruled in favor of granting his motion. She pointed out that the NDLEA did not dispute Kyari’s assertion that he was in Kuje prison during the last jail break, but that he did not flee even though he had the opportunity to do so.
He decided that the offenses with which Kyari and his co-defendants were accused are bailable and postponed any further hearings in the matter until October 18, 2023.
Since his arrest in 2022, Kyari has been held in custody continuously.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has issued a wanted notice for Kyari due to allegations that he was involved in the transaction of 25 kilograms of cocaine.
According to the CIA, Abba Kyari is a part of an international narcotics cartel. Kyari is suspected of being an ally of the con artist Abass Olorunwa, also known as Hushpuppi.
After his arrest, he was brought before the court, and the judge ordered that he be held in detention in the Kuje Prison in Abuja.
An investigation into the actions of the previous head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Inspector General of Police will be carried out by a panel that has been established by the police.
After that, he was removed from his position with the police department.
More details coming soon…