NDLEA has revealed that DCP Abba Kyari and four policemen are in their custody, The Nation report.
The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has confirmed the suspended head of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Nigeria Police, DCP Abba Kyari and four other policemen were in their custody.
Kyari and the policemen were arrested over drug ties on Monday.
Spokesman of the NDLEA, Femi Babafemi in a statement on Monday evening, said: “Few hours after he was declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA over his involvement in a 25 kilograms Cocaine deal, the Nigerian Police Force has handed over the suspended DCP Abba Kyari, the erstwhile Commander of Intelligence Response Team (IRT) at the Force Intelligence Bureau of the Nigerian Police Force, to the anti-narcotic agency.
“Five of the wanted suspects namely: DCP Abba Kyari; ACP Sunday J. Ubua; ASP Bawa James; Inspector Simon Agirgba and Inspector John Nuhu were driven into the National Headquarters of NDLEA in Abuja around 5pm on Monday 14th February to formally hand them over for interrogation and further investigation.
“The agency wishes to assure that no stone will be left unturned to ensure that all suspects already in custody and those that may still be indicted in the course of investigation will face the full weight of the law at the end of the ongoing probe.”