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Abba Kyari Granted Two-Week Bail for Mother’s Burial


A controversial former commander of the Force Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, has been granted a two-week bail by an Abuja Federal High Court.

The court’s decision, announced on Monday, was to allow Kyari to return home to conclude his mother’s burial rites.

DCP Kyari, who has been embroiled in legal troubles, is currently facing trial for drug-related charges brought against him by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).

His arrest on February 14, 2022, marked the beginning of a high-profile case that has garnered significant public attention.

The court has scheduled Friday, May 31, for the determination of Kyari’s formal bail application. This interim bail is specifically to enable him to attend to personal matters related to his mother’s funeral preparations.

Kyari’s legal team had argued that the temporary release was necessary for him to fulfil family obligations, a request the court has now granted.

 The upcoming court date will determine whether he will remain on bail while awaiting further trial proceedings.

This development is the latest in a series of legal challenges for the former police chief, whose career has been overshadowed by serious allegations of misconduct and criminal activity.

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