A Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency’s (NDLEA) request to detain Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, for 14 more days.
Kyari has been in detention since February 14, 2022, over alleged drug trafficking.
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At the court on Tuesday, NDLEA, through its counsel, Mike Kassa, argued for more time to conclude the investigation because the hard drugs case was complex and may require the agency to travel outside the shores of Nigeria in the course of its investigation.
In granting the application, the judge ordered that the 14-day period would count from February 22.
Justice Zainab Abubakar said the period was to enable the agency to complete its investigation into the case.
Kyari had filed a suit, seeking the enforcement of his fundamental human rights, on Monday.
He had asked the court to release him on health grounds, because he was diabetic and hypertensive.
But the judge adjourned the bail hearing till Thursday.