NDLEA Declares Abba Kyari Wanted Over Cocaine Deal

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Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, has been declared wanted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) over his alleged involvement with an international drug cartel. This is coming three days after the currently suspended DCP failed to honour a debriefing invitation by the NDLEA in Abuja.

In a statement issued by the NDLEA, it was revealed that the incident began in January after Kyari had unsuccessfully tried to strike a deal with an NDLEA official to cover his illegal activities.

According to the release, the former DCP and his team had travelled to Enugu to arrest some drug traffickers who were caught in possession of 25kg of cocaine. However, this was not a legitimate move by Abba Kyari and his men who had already made plans to make away with more than 50% of the seized hard drug.

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During his meeting with the NDLEA official, the statement disclosed that Kyari proposed a drug deal to the officer whereby he and his team would take 15kg of the cocaine and leave 10kg for the prosecution of the suspects arrested with the hard drug.

During their second meeting, he disclosed to the official that the informants that tipped him were given 7kg while his team took 8kg which was already sold.  He then offered to pay the NDLEA team by selling, on their behalf, half of the remaining 10kg, thereby further reducing the original cocaine for the prosecution to just 5kg. At N7m per kilogram, the proceed from the 5kg would amount to N35m, at the exchange rate of N570 per dollar. In effect, he would be delivering $61, 400 to the NDLEA team. Unknown to Kyari, the NDLEA officer had recorded their discussions during this second meeting.

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