POLITICS NIGERIA earlier reported that the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA declared Kyari wanted on Monday afternoon after he was caught attempting to bribe an official of the agency in order to facilitate the release of some seized cocaine to him.
The statement read in part; “The saga started on Friday, January 21, 2022, when DCP Kyari initiated a call to one of the NDLEA officers in Abuja at 2:12 pm. When the officer returned the call two minutes later, Kyari informed him he was coming to see him, to discuss an operational matter after the Juma’at service. He appeared at the agreed venue of the meeting with the officer and went straight to the crux of the matter. This was it: His team had intercepted and arrested some traffickers that came into the country from Ethiopia with, according to him, 25kg of cocaine.”
“He proposed a drug deal whereby he and his team are to take 15kg of the cocaine and leave 10kg for the prosecution of the suspects arrested with the illicit drug in Enugu. In the meantime, the purloined cocaine will be replaced with a dummy worth 15kg.”
The names of the other police officers arrested alongside Kyari are; ACP Sunday Ubuah, ASP Bawa James, Inspr. Simon Agrigba and John Nuhu. Another officer involved in the case, ASP John Umoru is currently on the run.