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Abba Kyari's co-accused pleads guilty to drug trafficking charges


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At a Federal High Court, Abuja on Monday two co-defendants of the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, pleaded guilty to part of the hard drug trafficking charges against them. 

This led to mild drama in court.

However, despite their guilty plea, they were ordered to be remanded in the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency till Monday next week when the application for their bail would be heard.

Abba Kyari, six police officers and two civilians were arraigned by the Federal Government, through the NDLEA on an eight-count charge, bordering on conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine, and other related offences.

While Kyari and three other defendants, who are Police officers pleaded not guilty to the entire eight-count charges, the two civilians, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, pleaded guilty to 5th, 6th and 7th charges, where their names featured.

Upon the plea of the defendants, counsel to Abba Kyari, Kanu Agabi (SAN), along with counsel to other defendants in the charge, prayed the court to admit their clients to bail.

Meanwhile, Justice Emeka Nwite adjourned till Monday to hear the bail application of the defendants and ordered that they, should be remanded in the custody of the NDLEA.

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