According to media reports, some indications emerged, yesterday, that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, has filed an application in court for the extension of the detention of embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari and four other suspects involved in the 25-kilogramme cocaine deal.
Sources said the Agency’s officers are currently investigating assets he claimed to own in a video that has gone viral. The source said Kyari was the equivalent of El Chapo, in reference to a Mexican drug lord currently on trial in the USA.
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Kyari confessed to owning magnificent estates
The sources at the agency said that Abba Kyari confessed to the ownership of the choice estates in Lekki, Victoria Island, Lagos, Gussappe and Highbrow Asokoro in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja. The sources further said NDLEA operatives gave him an asset verification form to fill and are currently trying to verify the properties he mentioned in the confession video that has gone viral.
This is just as sources said they are also carrying out forensic analysis of the exhibits recovered from the suspects and other accomplices with a view to arresting all the suspects involved in the deal.
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Furthermore, it was learned that the agency has beefed up security in and around their headquarters at Gambia, Area11, Garki, Abuja following fears that attempts may be made to free Abba Kyari and other police officers allegedly involved in the drug deal.
This development, according to sources, came as a result of privileged information made available to top officials of the agency that adequate care and security measures must be taken to ensure that Kyari and other outside forces do not spring the suspects from detention.
It was learnt that since 3.30 pm yesterday, no visitor was allowed into the premises of the Agency based on stern directives given by their boss, General Buba Marwa, that he would not like to hear that the suspects escaped.
One of the sources told the media that no stone will be left unturned in this drug case, especially, as tongues have started wagging that NDLEA was simply out to undo the police by parading only Police officials involved in the drug deal. “They know that it is not true.
Our boss had since started a cleansing exercise by sanitizing the agency from head to toe. That is exactly what played out leading to the exposure of the dirty deal initiated by Abba Kyari. If not, the deal would have been swept under the carpet while suspects will go their ways. So, this time around, we will not allow anybody to smear our hard-earned image.
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