BREAKING: Abba Kyari gets bail after 27 months in detention


A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja has granted DCP Abba Kyari, former commander of the Force Intelligence Response Team, two weeks’ bail after 27 months in detention. The bail will allow Kyari to complete the burial rites for his mother, Yachilla Kyari, who passed away on May 5, 2024.

Kyari has been in detention since his arrest on February 14, 2022, on drug-related charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA). His bail application will be determined on Friday, May 31.

Yachilla Kyari, who died in the early hours of May 5, was buried the same day according to Islamic rites. Despite Kyari’s inability to attend the burial, large crowds in Borno State gathered to pay their respects. Yachilla is survived by ten children, with Abba Kyari being the eldest.

Kyari’s legal troubles began in 2022 when the Police Service Commission (PSC) suspended him and two other senior officers, Sunday Ubua and James Bawa, in connection with a cocaine deal. The PSC announced their suspension on February 14, 2022, citing the need to investigate the serious allegations against them.

As Kyari now prepares for the upcoming bail hearing and concludes his mother’s burial rites, the legal and public scrutiny surrounding his case remains intense.

Mike Ojo

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