I have chronic diabetes - Abba Kyari tells Court

On Monday, Justice Inyang Ekwo of a Federal High Court in Abuja declined to compel the Federal Government to release Abba Kyari, a detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency's custody.

Abba Kyari
Abba Kyari

Rather, the judge ordered Kyari to notify the Federal Government of the existence of the lawsuit he had filed against it.

The federal government had been sued by the suspended cop, who was fighting his ongoing custody by the NDLEA in court.

Kyari, who is being held by the NDLEA for his alleged involvement in a narcotics deal, petitioned the court for an order to free him immediately and to be released to bail with liberal conditions in the FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22 lawsuit.

Kyari claimed in an ex parte motion presented by his attorney, Cynthia Ikena, that he was suffering from chronic diabetes that was threatening his life and that he required immediate medical attention.

In a quick judgement, Justice Ekwo declined to order his immediate release, but did order him to notify the respondent.

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