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FG FILES 24-COUNT CHARGE AGAINST ABBA KYARI, UNCOVERS 14 ASSETS

The Federal Government of Nigeria has filed a fresh 24-count charge against suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

In the charges filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, Joseph Sunday, on August 30, 2022,  the Attorney-General of the Federation (AGF) stated that the suspended DCP allegedly disguised his ownership of some of the properties.

The Federal Government also uncovered 14 assets, including shopping malls, residential estate, polo playground, lands and farmland belonging to the embattled former Police officer.

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Meanwhile, Kyari had failed to declare his ownership of the properties in different locations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Maiduguri.

The charges further revealed that the DCP knowingly converted ₦28.4 million in his GTB account number 0121075250; ₦65.2m in his GTB account number 0138360064; ₦95 million in UBA account number 1002250112 and ₦16.9 million in Sterling Bank account number 0072451994.

The first defendant was similarly accused of failing to declare in the NDLEA assets declaration form the sum of Є17,598 in two GTB accounts, being proceeds of unlawful activities; ₦2.9 million in UBA; ₦366, 258.77 and ₦88.000 in Sterling Bank.

Other defendants named in the suit marked FHC/ABJ/CR/408/22 are Mohammed Kyari and Ali Kyari.

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Count 11 read, ‘’That you, DCP Abba Kyari, male, adult and you Mohammed Kyari, male, adult, on or about February 14, 2022, in Nigeria within the jurisdiction of this honourable court in order to disguise the true ownership of the property situate at plot no. 33, Bama Road, GRA Extension, Maiduguri, Borno State, covered by certificate no. BO/4319 issued by Borno State Government by deposing to a false affidavit at the Federal High Court in suit no. FHC/NG/Cs/9/2022 and thereby committed an offence contrary to section 18(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011 (as amended) and punishable under section 15(3)(a) of the Money Laundering (Prohibition) Act, 2011, (as amended).’’

Kyari is currently being detained by the NDLEA as he faces cocaïne-related charges along with four other police officers at the Federal High Court in Abuja.

 

 

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