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Cocaine Deal: More Trouble For Disgraced Nigerian ‘Supercop’, Abba Kyari As Court Admits $61,400 Funds Offered To Bribe Anti-Narcotics Officials

The case has been adjourned till August 30 for further hearing.

A Federal High Court in Abuja has admitted as exhibit the sum of $61,400 which the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari allegedly offered as a bribe to the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).


The money was admitted by Justice Emeka Nwite on Wednesday after it was tendered as evidence by the NDLEA through the third prosecution witness, Peter Joshua.


The NDLEA had claimed it obtained video footage of Kyari negotiating the $61,400 sum as a bribe with its investigators to prevent the testing of the 17.55 kilogrammes of the drugs.


This was a part of the 21.35 kilogrammes of cocaine brought into the country by the convicts at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, around January 19 to 25.




The witness also tendered 24 packs of cocaine brought before the court in two travelling bags containing nine packs wrapped in white cotton sacks, three additional packs of cocaine, and 12 pellets that were separately tied in nylon bags.


In March 2022, the Federal High Court sitting in Abuja ordered that Kari and six others facing drug trafficking charges with him should be moved to the Kuje Correctional Centre.


The court ordered the NDLEA to transfer the defendants to prison custody, shortly after they were denied bail.


The case has been adjourned till August 30 for further hearing.