BREAKING: Abba Kyari’s Co-Defendants Jailed Over Cocaine Deal

Abba Kyari’s co-defendants have been jailed over a cocaine deal.

Newsone reports that a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, Nigeria’s capital on Tuesday, June 14, 2022, convicted and sentenced two co-defendants in a suit filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against suspended DCP Abba Kyari over an alleged drug deal to two years imprisonment.

This online news platform understands that in a judgment, Justice Emeka Nwite, said having admitted to committing the offence preferred against them in counts 5, 6 and 7 by the NDLEA, Chibunna Umeibe, and Emeka Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants, “are hereby convicted accordingly.”

Thereafter, the Federal High Court judge sentenced them to two years imprisonment on each counts 5, 6, and 7. He said the terms, which shall run concurrently, would commence from the day the defendants were arrested by the NDLEA.

Newsone Nigeria reports that the two defendants, Umeibe and Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants respectively in the matter, are the two alleged drug traffickers arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, southeast Nigeria by the Nigerian police and handed over to the NDLEA.

They had pleaded guilty to five, six, and seven counts preferred against them by the anti-narcotic agency.

At the resumed hearing, Sunday Joseph, counsel for the NDLEA, told Justice Emeka Nwite that two motions seeking a plea bargain in respect of Umeibe and Ezenwanne had been filed.

Joseph said the motions, dated June 13, were filed on June 14. The lawyer of the two defendants, E. U. Okenyi, also concurred with Joseph’s submission. Also, counsel for other defendants, including Kyari, did not oppose the motions.

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