NCS says Abba Kyari is out of prison upon meeting bail conditions


Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has been released from prison custody.

That was after he had met his bail conditions.

The Nigeria Correctional Service confirmed this development in a short message service it sent to the media on Saturday.

According to the spokesperson of the FCT Command of the NCoS, Adamu Duza, Kyari, who had been in detention for 27 months had been able to meet the bail conditions set by the courts and had therefore been released.

Duza said in the SMS: “DCP Kyari has perfected his bail conditions, and has since been released today (Saturday).”

Kyari met the bail conditions set by judges from the two cases he is facing: alleged asset declaration and illicit drugs, at the Federal High Court, both in Abuja.

Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja had on July 6, 2023 granted him a N50 million bail, with two sureties in like sum, in a charge in which he and two of his siblings were accused of failing to declare their assets.

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency had filed the 24-count charge against Kyari and his two siblings: Mohammed Baba Kyari and Ali Kyari.

Justice Omotosho had held that even when Kyari meets his bail conditions, the endorsement of his release warrant would be subject to developments in a sister case before Justice Emeka Nwite of the same Federal High Court, Abuja, in which he is being tried with four others on alleged involvement in dealing on illicit drugs.

On May 22, 2024, Justice Nwite also granted the suspended DCP bail to allow him to conclude the burial rites of his mother, who died on May 5, 2024.

Kyari was granted bail to the tune of N50 million and a surety in like sum.

While giving the order, Justice Nwite also held that the surety, who must be his counsel in the matter, should deposit a copy of his call-to-bar certificate with the Deputy Registrar of the court.

Kyari is to deposit his travel passport with the court and always report to any formation of the NDLEA nearest to him within the period of the bail.

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