Detained Deputy Commissioner of Police and former head of the Nigeria Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kayri has presented a case before Federal High Court in Abuja that he’s suffering from chronic diabetes hence he should be granted bail from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA detention but the court refused him bail.
Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo instead on Monday asked Abba Kayri to serve Federal Government of Nigeria notice on the existence of the case brought before the honourable Court.
NDLEA had accused DCP Abba Kayri of stealing 25 kilograms of cocaine seized from suspects arrested at Enugu Airport in January, making an official of the NDLEA to organize a sting operation where the arrested and detained Abba Kayri was video recorded.
The suspended DCP had dragged the Federal Government before the court challenging his continued detention by an agency of government.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, Abba Kyari sought an order of the court to immediately release him and in the alternative, asked the court to admit him to bail in liberal conditions.
Abba Kayri lawyer, Cynthia Obianuju Ikena in an ex-parte application argued get that Kyari claimed to be suffering from chronic diabetes threatening his life and therefore needs urgent medical attention.
Justice Ekwo, in his brief ruling, declined to order his immediate release but ordered him to put the respondent on notice.
Justice Ekwo held that all the averments and allegations made against the Federal Government are so weighty that the court must give the government opportunity to hear from it before taking any step.
He thereafter fixed February 24 for the parties to appear before him.