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  • Updated: June 19, 2024

Again, Court denies bail to suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari

Again, Court denies bail to suspended deputy commissioner of

Embattled suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, four others were arrested by the Nigeria Police Force.

The Federal High Court in Abuja has denied bail to the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

In a ruling on Monday, Justice Emeka Nwite stated that the decision to grant bail is at the court's discretion, as per Section 161(2) of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act (ACJA).

Justice Nwite emphasized that Kyari had not provided sufficient evidence to justify granting bail. According to the ACJA, bail can typically be granted if the alleged offenses carry a maximum term of two years, as outlined in Section 162.

However, the charges against Kyari carry a potential maximum sentence of 25 years, which significantly exceeds this threshold.

It’s worth noting that on May 22, Justice Nwite had previously granted Kyari a temporary two-week bail.

This brief release was to allow Kyari to attend to the burial rites of his mother. Despite this temporary relief, the court has now reaffirmed that Kyari will not be granted bail for the duration of his trial.

The two weeks was however extended by a week upon an application filed by Mr Kyari for an extension of the bail.

Mr Kyari on June 1st perfected the bail conditions and was released the same day.

At today’s proceedings, Justice Emeka Nwite refused to extend its earlier order but granted an accelerated hearing in the case.

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