Abba Kyari Back In Prison, Judge Refuses To Extend 3wk Temporary Bail Granted Him To Bury His Mum

The judge said Kyari had not provided sufficient evidence to justify granting him bail

Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, is heading back to the correctional centre as a Federal High Court in Abuja has today denied bail to him. Justice Emeka Nwite had on May 22nd, granted Kyari a temporary two-week bail to allow him to attend his mother’s burial rites. This period was later extended by a week following Kyari’s application for an extension. Kyari met the bail conditions and was released on June 1st. Pictures of a welcome party organised for the suspended Super Cop by his family and close friends at his Abuja home went viral then.

During today’s proceedings, Justice Nwite declined to extend the earlier bail order but agreed to accelerate the hearing of the case.

In his ruling, Justice Emeka Nwite stated that the decision to grant bail lies within the court’s discretion, in accordance with section 161 (2) of the Administration of the Criminal Justice Act (ACJA). Justice Nwite noted that Kyari had not provided sufficient evidence to justify granting him bail. He explained that bail is typically granted if the alleged offenses carry a sentence of two years, per section 162 of the ACJA. However, in Kyari’s case, the charges could result in a maximum sentence of 25 years, making bail inappropriate.

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