The $61,400 that suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari allegedly offered as a bribe to operatives of the National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency has been admitted as exhibit by an Abuja Federal High Court (NDLEA).
On Wednesday, Justice Emeka Nwite accepted the NDLEA’s third prosecution witness, Peter Joshua, as a witness in the case.
In addition to ACP Sunday Ubua, ASP Bawa James, and Inspectors Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu, Kyari was arraigned on February 22 with one other officer, ASP John Umoru, who is still at large, according to reports.
Following his preliminary tests on the exhibits on January 25, the cash was given over to Joshua, a Superintendent of Narcotics with the Directorate of Forensic and Intelligence Monitoring at Lagos Command of the NDLEA, when hearings were resumed.
According to the NDLEA, a video of Kyari negotiating the $61,400 cash with its investigators to thwart the testing of the 17.55 kilogrammes of the drugs had been secured by the organisation.
Convicts at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, brought in a total of 21.35 kilogrammes of cocaine between January 19 and 25.
The witness also provided the court with 24 packs of cocaine, nine of which were wrapped in white cotton sacks, three extra packs of cocaine, and 12 pellets that were knotted in nylon pouches separately.
There will be no more action taken in this case until the 30th of August.