Suspended DCP Abba Kyari Denied Bail, As Court Grants Accelerated Hearing

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari was again denied bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja on Wednesday.

Justice Emeka Nwite, presiding over the case, cited Section 161 (2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA), which grants the court discretion in bail matters.

The judge ruled that Mr. Kyari’s arguments for bail did not meet the necessary criteria.

The ACJA, in Section 162, allows bail for offences carrying a maximum sentence of two years.

However, the charges against Mr. Kyari hold a potential maximum sentence of 25 years, making bail less likely.

Justice Nwite did acknowledge a previous, temporary bail granted to Mr. Kyari on May 22nd. This two-week release allowed him to attend his mother’s funeral.

An extension request was granted, and Mr. Kyari was ultimately released on June 1 after meeting bail conditions.

Wednesday’s hearing saw Justice Nwite decline to extend the bail order but offered an accelerated hearing in the case.

The court also denied bail requests for suspended Assistant Commissioner of Police Sunday Ubua and Assistant Superintendent of Police James Bawa.

All defendants, including Mr. Kyari, will return to the Kuje Correctional Center.

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