The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted DCP Abba Kyari bail on suspicion of money laundering.
Kyari is being jailed without bail on charges of cocaine trafficking as well as money laundering.
One of his solicitors, Hamza N. Dantani, said on his Facebook page on Thursday that the court had granted Kyari bail in relation to the claims of money laundering.
He wrote: ”Alhamudullhi! Abba Kyari’s Bail Granted by Federal High Court Abuja today.”
Recall that the $61,400 in cash and the 25kg shipment of cocaine that were confiscated as evidence and allegedly used as bribes to sway agents of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) are at the focus of Kyari’s prosecution.
According to the NDLEA, Kyari allegedly attempted to bribe a senior agency officer with $61,400 at a restaurant in Abuja to prevent testing a portion of the seized cocaine connected to two individuals arrested for drug pushing.
He is also under investigation after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America indicted him in the case of fraud involving Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.
Kyari was arrested and has been in detention since February 14, 2022, after he was declared wanted by NDLEA over alleged drug links.
Justice Nwite of the Federal High Court had refused Kyari’s bail application on charges relating to trafficking of cocaine.
The bail application was also rejected at the Court of Appeal.