Abba Kyari

NDLEA to investigate 6 Houses, Plaza with 100 Shops belonging to Abba Kyari

NDLEA to investigate 6 Houses, Plaza with 100 Shops belonging to Abba Kyari

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, on Monday marked six residential houses and one plaza belonging to the embattled former Intelligence Response Team leader, Abba Kyari, in Maiduguri as being under investigation. The two-storey shopping plaza, Assurance Plaza, located along the Giwa Barracks Road in Maiduguri, has about 100 stores. Six other residential houses within the Maiduguri New Government Residential Area allegedly belonging to the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police had also been marked NDLEA. This is coming barely 48 hours after a suspected drug dealer linked to the N3 billion worth of tramadol intercepted by the then Kyari-led…
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Abba Kyari: Drug baron with 103 bank accounts nabbed at Lagos airport

Abba Kyari: Drug baron with 103 bank accounts nabbed at Lagos airport

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has arrested Chief Afam Ukatu, who it described as the billionaire drug baron behind the N3bn tramadol deal involving a suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police and former leader of the Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari. A statement on Monday by the spokesperson for the agency, Femi Babafemi, said he was arrested “after months of surveillance and evading arrest.” According to Babafemi, Ukatu, who is the chairman of Mallinson Group of Companies, was nabbed onboard a flight to Abuja at the MM2 terminal of the Lagos airport, Ikeja, on Wednesday, April 13. He said, “Investigations…
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Court strikes out Kyari’s suit against NDLEA

Court strikes out Kyari’s suit against NDLEA

A Federal High Court in Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a fundamental enforcement rights suit filed by suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, against the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency. Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit after counsel for the NDLEA, Joseph Sunday, prayed the court that the matter be struck out. When the matter was called, Cynthia Ikena, lawyer to Kyari, was absent. Sunday, NDLEA’s Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, urged the court to strike out the suit. Justice Ekwo said he was informed that Ikena sent a letter, praying the court for an adjournment. But the letter…
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NDLEA traces N4.2bn to Abba Kyari, co-accused’s accounts

NDLEA traces N4.2bn to Abba Kyari, co-accused’s accounts

Fresh facts have emerged on how suspended super cop and former Commander of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari; as well as his deputy, ACP Sunday Ubua, allegedly received a combined N4.2bn from their separate bank accounts. The details are part of a report sent to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, by the NDLEA. According to the drug enforcement agency, not less than N1.4bn passed through Kyari’s account while he was commander of the IRT. However, Kyari’s deputy, Ubua, may have received far more than him as not less than N2.8bn was traced to his eight bank…
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NDLEA clears air, says Kyari’s arrest unrelated to ties with Obi Cubana

NDLEA clears air, says Kyari’s arrest unrelated to ties with Obi Cubana

The case against Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police who is now in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), is unrelated to his alleged ties to popular socialite, Obinna Iyiegbu, better known as Obi Cubana, the agency has confirmed. Kyari, who had been on suspension from police duties for the past five months for allegedly helping internet fraudster Hushpuppi to launder his money in the US, was declared wanted by the NDLEA last Monday for alleged involvement in a 25kg cocaine deal. The Nigeria Police Force subsequently announced his arrest and transfer to the…
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