Breaking: Police Arrest Suspended DCP, Abba Kyari
According to ThePunch, Kyari was arrested alongside four others few hours after National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency declared him wanted over links to a drugs cartel.
A senior police officer at the Force headquarters told the publication that Kyari was handcuffed and arrested like any other suspect.
The police officer said;
He has been arrested. He was handcuffed and will be handed over to the appropriate agency. He was not given any preferential treatment.
On his part, spokesperson for the Force, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, also confirmed Kyari’s arrest.
He, however, did not give details, saying that a press release would be issued soon.
When asked to confirm Kyari’s arrest, Adejobi replied, “Yes and four others. A statement will be issued soon.”
NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi had earlier chronicled how Kyari belonged to a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline.
The anti-drug agency’s spokesman said Kyari contacted one of its officers in Abuja and struck a deal to secure the release of a total of 25kg seized cocaine in order to resell it for personal use.
With the intelligence at our disposal, the Agency believes strongly that DCP Kyari is a member of a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline, and he needs to answer questions that crop up in an ongoing drug case in which he is the principal actor.
The anti-drug agency said it contacted the suspended top cop for questioning but refused to respond.
Recall that Kyari was suspended over his alleged involvement with an international fraudster, Ramon Abass, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
The former Intelligence Response Team, IRT, boss was alleged to have benefitted from a heist carried out by Hushpuppi and his gang in Dubai.
More details to come.