Kyari: Witness Denies Knowledge Of NDLEA Men’s Arrest

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Mr Mohammed Ajia, the fourth prosecution witness in the trial of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and others, on Wednesday, said he was unaware if the operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu had been arrested and prosecuted.

The NDLEA alleged that two suspected drug dealers arrived Nigeria through the Enugu Airport.


Ajia, who is the Commander, FCT Command of the NDLEA, told Justice Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court, Abuja during a cross examination by counsel for first, fourth and fifth defendants, Onyechi Ikpeazu, SAN.

The News Agency of Nigeria reports that while Kyari is the first defendant, ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu are second to fifth defendants respectively.

They were police officers in the Intelligence Response Team of the Inspector-General of Police headed by Kyari, who arrested the two drug traffickers; Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, the sixth and seventh defendants at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.

They pleaded not guilty to the charge preferred against them by the NDLEA in the alleged cocaine deal.

However, Umeibe and Ezenwanne pleaded guilty to counts five, six and seven preferred against them and were convicted and sentenced by the court to six years’ imprisonment.

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