My Life in Danger Being in Same Detention with IPOB Members, Criminals – Abba Kyari


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Embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari has  said his life in in danger being in detention with members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB) and Eastern Security Network (ESN), who he described as criminals.

This was contained in a application submitted to the Federal High Court in Abuja by his counsel, Nureini Jimoh, asking the court to revisit his bail application earlier rejected.

In the document the Kyari argued that he is not safe for sharing same correctional facility with criminals arrested by IRT headed by him.

“At the centre, the applicants who were head and deputy head of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigeria Police Force met stiff resistance, attack and open threats to the lives of the applicants by series head (sic) of criminal gang that they had busted.

“There is no correctional centre that the criminals that have been arrested by the IRT under the headship of the applicant in furtherance of their constitutional and statutory duties as police officers cannot be found and there is a high likelihood of threat to the lives of the applicants.”

Earlier today, Kyari said his detention has emboldened criminals and terrorists, stating that bandits wouldn’t have succeeded in attacking Abuja-Kaduna bound passenger train.

Abba Kyari had accused IPOB of being behind his travail.  He made the allegation when he appeared before a probe panel instituted by IG of Police, and  led by Police DIG Joseph Egbunike,  who is now late, claiming the group and its security wing, ESN, masterminded his indictment by United States’ FBI due to the onslaught his team launched against them in the South-East.

The Abuja court had in March ordered that Kyari be remanded at Kuje correctional centre pending the conclusion of his trial.

Abba Kyari was arrested by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) on February 12 alongside six others and were arraigned on March 7 over allegations bothering on drug trafficking and money laundering. The presiding judge refused Kay’s bail application and ordered he be remanded at correctional centre pending the conclusion of his trial.

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