The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has slammed an eight-count criminal charge on the former commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT), Abba Kyari, over his involvement in drug trafficking.
Naija News reports that the anti-narcotics agency filed the criminal charge marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022 before the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja on Thursday.
The NDLEA, through its lawyers led by the Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, Joseph Sunday, also filed the same amount of charge against six others suspects allegedly involved in drug trafficking.
The suspects are four IRT members namely ACP Sunday J. Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu, as well as Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, two suspected drug traffickers that were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu.
Kyari and the four other police officers were accused by the NDLEA of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms.
DCP Kyari and the IRT members were alleged to have also unlawfully tampered with 21.25kg worth of Cocaine.
The NDLEA accused the suspected drug traffickers of conspiring with others at large, to import 21.35kg of Cocaine into the country.
This development comes hours after the Federal Government began the process of extraditing Kyari to the United States of America to face trial over his alleged involvement with suspected internet fraudster, Ramon Olorunwa Abbas, aka Hussipuppi.