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A federal high court sitting in Abuja on Tuesday, dismissed a bail application brought by the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.
Kyari and four others are standing trial over allegations of drug trafficking by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
NDLEA had on March 7, arraigned Kyari and six others on allegations bordering on a cocaine deal.
The court had on March 28 remanded Kyari and four others at a correctional centre after their bail application was rejected.
Pleading for bail, Kyari said that he refused to escape on July 5, where gunmen attacked the Kuje correctional facility despite the fact that the gates were left open.
He held that, that shows that he is a law-abiding citizen and would not jump bail if granted.
Delivering judgement, the judge, Emeka Nwite said that the fact that Kyari and the four other police officers did not escape during the jailbreak was not enough to prove that they would not jump bail if they are released from custody.
“The defendant has still not presented sufficient materials before me to warrant the grant of the fresh applications.
“Consequently, the applications are refused and my former order for accelerated trial is hereby sustained,” the judge held.
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