Technocrat Media, Abuja
Abba Kyari, a suspended deputy commissioner of police (DCP) has pleaded not guilty to the charges of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
DCP Kyari and six others were arraigned on Monday before a federal high court in Abuja.
In the suit marked FHC/ABJ/57/2022, the other defendants in the charge include Sunday J Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, and John Nuhu.
Three other defendants are members of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) including Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, two alleged drug traffickers who were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
According to TheCable, Joseph Sunday, NDLEA director of prosecution and legal services who filed the charge before the federal high court, the agency accused Kyari and four other police officers of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms.
Upon arraignment, Mr Kyari and four other defendants pleaded not guilty to the charges.
However, the sixth and seventh defendants entered a “guilty” plea and begged the court for mercy.
“My lord, I’m guilty; have mercy,” the seventh defendant said.