Detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari on Monday begged a Federal High Court Abuja, to order his release from custody of the Nigeria Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), pending the hearing and determination of his fundamental human rights suit before the court.
The Police had last week arrested and handed Kyari to the NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution over drug-related offences.
The agency had released a video to confirm Kyari’s alleged involvement with an international drug syndicate and attempt to compromise officials of the NDLEA.
Kyari has been in the custody of the NDLEA since his arrest last week.
However, in an exparte application filed and argued by his lawyer, Mrs. Cynthia Ikenna, the applicant claimed he has already filled a suit challenging the encroachment of his fundamental rights as well as false accusations levied against him by the federal government.
In a short ruling, Justice Inyang Ekwo ordered the applicant to put the respondents on notice and adjourned till February 24, 2022.
According to Justice Ekwo, the averments made by the applicant is such that would warrant the respondents to appear in court and answer to the allegations.
Speaking with journalists shortly after the proceedings, Kyari’s lawyer, said that the application was filed to enable the applicant attend to his failing health that got deteriorated in custody.
According to her, Kyari is suffering from diabetes and hypertension and as such in need of medical attention.