The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja, informing the court of its intention to detain the suspects for longer than the stipulated 48 hours.
Embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, and four others may spend more time in the agency's custody.
The NDLEA has already commenced a forensic study of the cocaine confiscated by Kyari.
The cop had made certain revelations, according to a high source at the agency who asked to remain anonymous because he was not authorized to communicate with the press, and as a result, the NDLEA would not be able to arraign him just yet.
He said, “Kyari has made some revelations which will lead to more investigations. Also, the NDLEA is doing a forensic analysis of some of the cocaine recovered by Kyari since he claimed in a video that he replaced the cocaine with a dummy one.
“So, the agency has approached a Federal High Court in Abuja notifying the court of our intention to interrogate him further and verify some of his claims.”
Kyari, along with four others – Sunday Ubuah, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agrigba, and John Nuhu – was arrested by the police on Monday for alleged narcotics trafficking and turned over to the NDLEA. ASP John Umoru, another officer, is said to be on the run.
The DCP, who was suspended by the police in July for alleged ties to international fraudster Hushpuppi, was captured on tape attempting to sell part of the cocaine confiscated from some drug dealers in Enugu during a sting operation by the NDLEA while his suspension was still in effect.©Standard Gazette, 2021. Unauthorized use and/or duplication of this material without express and written permission from this site’s publisher is strictly prohibited. Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Standard Gazette with appropriate and specific direction to the original content.