How Police made Abba Kyari a monster, Destroyed him – Femi Falana
Abba Kyari was destroyed by the police establishment that consistently dismissed all allegations of professional misconduct and criminal infractions levelled against him, says human rights activist, Femi Falana, SAN.
Reacting to the recent drama surrounding his arrest, the right activist said “Our colleagues in the police legal department had put up outrageous defence whenever he was accused of allegedly killing suspects.
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“In Jos, a judge ordered him to produce a detained suspect who had disappeared in custody. Our colleagues in the police legal department filed an appeal against the order and a motion for stay of execution.
“In Owerri, he has been sued for allegedly killing a suspect and taking over his hotel. The legal department has frustrated the case.
“The endsars panel in Abuja summoned him to appear. With the connivance of the legal department the summons has been treated with contempt.
“In Lagos, the office of the AG has refused to compel Abba to produce all the fund and vehicles recovered from Evans’ house.
“It was because the fellow was made to believe by the authorities that he had become untouchable that he engaged in drug trafficking so recklessly, even though he was on suspension.”
BarristerNG recalls that the Suspended Commander of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at the Force Intelligence Bureau of the Nigerian Police Force, DCP Abba Kyari, was arrested over alleged involvement in a 25 kilograms cocaine deal.
National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Director, Media and Advocacy, Mr. Femi Bababafemi, who made the disclosure in a statement, said the embattled deputy commissioner of police was arrested by the Nigeria Police Force and handed over to the anti-narcotic agency.
The statement added that Kyari was arrested alongside four other wanted suspects, namely: ACP Sunday J. Ubua; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu, and were driven into the National Headquarters of NDLEA in Abuja, at about 5pm, on 14th February, 2022 for interrogation and further investigation.