DCP Abba Kyari Arrested By Police

Operatives of the Nigerian police have arrested DCP Abba Kyari.

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In keeping with Punch, the suspended Head of the Intelligence Response Group was arrested alongside 4 others on Monday.

Kyari was arrested hours after Nationwide Drug Law Enforcement Agency declared him wanted over alleged drug links.

The suspended DCP is also underneath investigation after the Federal Bureau of Investigation of america of America indicted him within the case of fraud involving Instagram celeb, Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.

A senior police officer on the Drive headquarters advised our correspondent that Kyari was handcuffed and arrested like another suspect.

“He has been arrested. He was handcuffed and might be handed over to the suitable company. He was not given any preferential therapy,” the police officer mentioned.

When contacted, the spokesperson for the Drive, CSP Olumuyiwa Adejobi, additionally confirmed Kyari’s arrest.

He, nevertheless, didn’t give particulars, saying {that a} press launch could be issued quickly.

When requested to substantiate Kyari’s arrest, Adejobi replied, “Sure and 4 others. A press release might be issued quickly.”

The arrest comes after NDLEA spokesperson, Femi Babafemi, had at a press briefing in Abuja on Monday, chronicled how Kyari belonged to a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline.

The anti-drug company mentioned Kyari contacted certainly one of its officers in Abuja and struck a deal to safe the discharge of a complete of 25kg seized cocaine.

Babafemi mentioned, “After the Company gave the officer the inexperienced mild to play alongside, he and Kyari started a WhatsApp name for the remainder of the day. The officer conveyed “their” willingness to play the sport.”

“He (Kyari) brought with him the cash from the sale of the 5kg share of the NDLEA crew, a complete of $61, 400. Our officer, nevertheless, most well-liked to take the cash inside his automotive. Effectively, the automotive was wired with sound and video recorders. And the second was documented, a part of which I’ll play for you on the finish of this briefing.

“We’ve a trove of intelligence, onerous details, from chats to images and video and an in depth transcript of the communication between him and the NDLEA officer,” NDLEA spokesperson mentioned.

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