A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has granted bail to a detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, to the tune of N50million.
The bail, was in relation to allegation that Kyari, who is facing a separate charge over his alleged involvement in drug trafficking, failed to declare his assets to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
The NDLEA had initiated a 24-count charge against the suspended DCP and his two siblings.
In a ruling, Justice James Omotosho, held that the charge the NDLEA preferred against the Defendants, contained bailable offences.
Consequently, Justice Omotosho granted conditional bail to the DCP who was ordered to produce two sureties in like sum, who must be owners of property worth N25m and located within the jurisdiction of the court.
The court also held that Kyari’s freedom from Kuje prison where he is currently kept, would be dependent on developments in the drug trafficking case that is pending against him before a sister court presided over by trial Justice Emeka Nwite.
Justice Omotosho noted that DCP Kyari refused to escape from custody, even when he had the opportunity after insurgents invaded Kuje prison and freed many inmates.
It will be recalled that Justice Nwite had on two occasions, declined Kyari’s bail request on the premise that he posed a flight risk.