Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, has been granted N50 million bail by a Federal High Court in Abuja.
Justice James Omotosho granted Kyari bail on Thursday for his involvement with an allegation in which he and two of his siblings, Baba and Ali, were accused of failing to declare their assets to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
In response to the defendant’s motion, Justice Omotosho granted Kyari conditional bail with the sum of N50 million, with two sureties in the same amount.
The sureties must also have property worth N25 million within the jurisdiction, according to the judge.
As part of the bail terms, the court ordered Kyari and his sureties to deposit their international passports, statements of accounts, title titles to the sureties’ properties, and updated passport pictures with the court registrar.
Furthermore, the judge conditionally approved Kyari’s release warrant on developments in another case before Justice Emeka Nwite in which Kyari was being tried with four others on drug-related charges.
Justice Omotosho granted Kyari’s bail plea, saying that there was no evidence that he was a flight risk or that he would not attend his trial.
The Justice emphasized that the NDLEA did not refute Kyari’s claim that he was in Kuje jail during the last prison break but did not leave even though he had the opportunity.
“With regard to the possibility of the first defendant attending his trial, it is important to note that, according to the affidavits in support of the application, the applicant stated that he was in detention at the Kuje prisons when the July 5, 2022, jailbreak occurred and that he stayed put, despite the fact that he had the opportunity to escaping.”
“Because the complainant/respondent did not object to this deposition, it is admitted.” This demonstrates that the petitioner is hesitant to flee his trial and has shown his willingness to appear in court when called.
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