A Federal High Court, sitting in Abuja, has granted DCP Abba Kyari bail.
Kyari is being trial on charges bordering on alleged money laundering and cocaine trafficking for which he had earlier been denied bail.
One of his lawyers, Hamza N. Dantani, shared the news of his bail on the money laundering charges on his Facebook page on Thursday.
He wrote: ”Alhamudullhi! Abba Kyari’s Bail Granted by Federal High Court Abuja today.”
Kyari’s trial centres around the $61,400 cash and 25kg parcel of cocaine seized as evidence that were allegedly used as bribe to influence operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.
According to the NDLEA, Kyari allegedly attempted to bribe a Senior Agency Officer with $61,400 at a restaurant in Abuja, to prevent testing a portion of the seized cocaine connected to two individuals arrested for drug pushing.
Kyari is also being investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, FBI, of the United States of America for a case of fraud involving Instagram celebrity, Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Kyari has been in detention since February 14, 2022, after he was declared wanted by NDLEA over alleged drug links.
Justice Nwite of the Federal High Court had refused Kyari’s bail application on charges relating to trafficking of cocaine.
The bail application was also rejected at the Court of Appeal.