By Our Correspondent
A Federal High Court in Abuja has turned down the request of an ex-head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, Abba Kyari, who sought for freedom from the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
Kyari had earlier dragged the Federal Government to court to seek release from the custody of the NDLEA.
Kyari, in his suit marked FHC/ABJ/CS/182/22, prayed the Court in Abuja to compel the NDLEA to grant him bail on health grounds, pending the hearing and determination of his fundamental right enforcement application.
Kyari through his lawyer, Cynthia Ikena, claimed to be suffering from diabetes and hypertension and asked the court to order the NDLEA to release him. But Justice Inyang Ekwo noted that the suit contained some averments that would require the response of the Federal Government.
“Upon studying the process of the Applicant and averments in support thereon, I am of the opinion that the respondent should be put on notice,” the judge held.
Justice Ekwo ordered that all the relevant processes should be served on FG which was cited as the sole respondent and adjourned the case till February 24 for hearing.
The anti-narcotics agency had on February 14, 2022, indicted Kyari, in alleged drug trafficking and related offences.