Legal Nigeria

Abba Kyari released from Kuje prison after 27 months

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has been released from the Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja after 27 months in custody.

This followed the ruling of a Federal High Court in Abuja that granted Kyari two weeks bail.

The court said the two-week bail was to allow Kyari to return home to conclude his mother’s burial rites.

The court subsequently set Friday, May 31, for the determination of his bail application in the trial over drug-related charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) following his arrest over two years ago on February 14, 2022.

The spokesperson of the FCT Command of the NCoS, Adamu Duza, said Kyari was released after meeting his bail conditions.

Duza said,: “DCP Kyari has perfected his bail conditions, and has since been released today.”

Kyari’s mother died in the early hours of Sunday, May 5, 2024 and was survived by 10 children (five males and five females), including Abba, who is the eldest son.