The former of head of the Nigerian police force, NPF, Intelligence response team, IRT, Abba Kyari, on Monday begged an Abuja Federal high court not to remand him in Prison.
According to a report gathered the appeal was made through his lawyer, Kanu Agabi, who pleaded with the court not to allow him to remain in the custody of the National Drug Law Agency, NDLEA, pending the hearing and determination of his fresh application for bail.
Kyari who is facing a drug trafficking charge, made the appeal after he pleaded guilty to an eight count charges the NDLEA preferred against him and six others. The suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, who is facing a drug trafficking charge was docked before justice Emeka Nwike, alongside some other police officers, ACP Simon J. ubia., ASP Bawa James, Insp.Simon Agirigba and Insp John Nuhu.
Two alleged drug traffickers that were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Partrick Umeibe, and Emeka Alphonsus Ezewannne were also docked alongside Kyari.
Meanwhile, Kyari who appeared in Court dressed in blue native attire, and his co-defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge, the 6th and 7th defendants, Umeibe and Ezenwanne, pleaded guilty to allegation against them.
Reports also have it that shortly after the defendants entered their plea, the NDLEA, through its Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, Joseph Sunday applied for trail date and for review of facts in respect of the defendant who pleaded guilty to the charge. The NDLEA, also told the court that it filled a counter-Affidavit to oppose the release of Kyari and the other police four former members of the police IRT, on Bail