Super police officer and former Head of the police Rapid Response Team, Abba Kyari, may go back home soon if he can fulfill the bail conditions slammed on him by a Federal High Court sitting in Abuja.
One of the conditions is his admission to a N50 million bail, in a charge filed against him and two others by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
The NDLEA had filed the 24-count charge marked: FHC/ABJ/CR/408/2022 against Kyari and two of his siblings – Mohammed Baba Kyari and Ali Kyari – in respect of which they were arraigned last month.
Justice James Omotosho, in a ruling today, July 6, granted conditional bail to Abba Kyari with two sureties in like sum.
Justice Omotosho also ordered that the sureties must have property worth N25 million each within the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), among other conditions.
The judge held that even when Kyari meets the bail conditions, the endorsement of his release warrant would be subject to development in a sister case pending before Justice Emeka Nwite in which he is being tried with four others on alleged drug deal.
Justice Omotosho said that despite the Kuje prison jailbreak by terrorists on July 5, 2022, Kyari refused to escape where about 90 per cent of the inmates escaped freely.
The judge said that NDLEA did not controvert the argument, adding that the failure to counter the submission was an admission by the anti-drug agency.
Justice Omotosho held that the offence with which he was being charged is a bailable one.
Kyari had been denied bail twice in the other case pending before Justice Nwite.
His two siblings were earlier granted bail by Justice Omotosho.