Brig-General Mohamed Buba Marwa, Chairman of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), has said that the case against embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, won’t be in court for long.
According to his statement while appearing as a guest on Channels Television’s Hard Copy, Marwa said the conviction of two other defendants in the case is evidence that the matter will be treated with the urgency it deserves.
“They have been convicted and jailed those two, I think that is a pointer that this is a case that will not last long.”
According to the chairman of NDLEA, he disclosed that the NDLEA has the cooperation on the matter, adding that the agencies have full confidence in the judiciary.
On the alleged involvement of some operatives of the NDLEA in the case against Kyari, Marwa stressed that the agency as of today is well motivated and as such, the men have remained steadfast in their duties.
He also stressed that operatives of the NDLEA are now being awarded for refusing to take bribes and their integrity has continued to produce results for the agency.
In other news, A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has convicted and sentenced two co-defendants in a suit filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against suspended police boss Abba Kyari, to two years imprisonment.
The court, in a judgment that was passed by the trial Justice Emeka Nwite , convicted Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne on counts 5, 6 and 7 of the drug trafficking charge the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, preferred against them.
It could be recall that the two who were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu while attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country, were on March 7 arraigned before the court alongside DCP Kyari and four other police officers- ACP Sunday J. Ubia, Insp. Simon Agirigba, Insp. John Nuhu, and ASP Bawa James.
Both Umeibe and Ezenwanne had upon their arraignment, pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charge against them.
Though Justice Nwite initially adjourned to review facts of the case against them, however, On Tuesday, the NDLEA notified the court that it had entered into a plea bargain deal with the two defendants through the Director of its Legal Department, Mr. Sunday Joseph.