Former Commander of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, currently standing trial for alleged drug trafficking appealed to the Federal High Court in Abuja to release him on bail over an alleged threat to his life.
Kyari, through his team of lawyers led by Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN, told the court that he is feeling unsafe at the Kuje Correctional Centre where, he said, he was being remanded with hardened criminals.
Abba Kyari had escaped attempted murder by aggrieved inmates at the Kuje prison, Abuja, who accused him of not honoring his bribe-for-release deals when he was in active service. Ikpeazu said some of the inmates at the correctional center are people that Kyari’s Police Intelligence Response Team arrested.
The lawyer asked the court to grant the application considering the nature of the assignments Kyari undertook while performing his duties as a police officer.
Aside from Kyari, three other police officers that are also on trial over the alleged offense- ACP Sunday J. Ubia, Inspector Simon Agirigba, and Inspector John Nuhu- also begged the court to release them on bail on safety grounds.