NDLEA Marks suspended DCP Abba Kyari’s Borno Property

NDLEA Marks suspended DCP Abba Kyari's Borno Property
NDLEA Marks suspended DCP Abba Kyari’s Borno Property

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has designated many houses in Maiduguri, Borno State’s capital, belonging to suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari.

According to an NDLEA insider, the decision to designate all assets belonging to previous Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) came from the drugs agency’s headquarters.

Kyari, a Borno native, has been detained since February, when he was arrested alongside six others on suspicion of narcotics trafficking.

On Monday, the NDLEA announced the arrest of Chief Afam Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu, a suspected wealthy drug baron who was reportedly behind the N3 billion tramadol transaction involving Kyari.

According to Femi Babafemi, the agency’s spokesman, Ukatu was apprehended in Abuja following months of monitoring and escaping arrest.

In connection with the NDLEA operation concerning Kyari in Maiduguri, a vast shopping complex with around 100 shops and other assets suspected to be held by suspended DCP Abba Kyari; has been designated for examination.

“Yes, our men carried out the operation as instructed by headquarters; not only the complex, but also other residences owned by DCP Abba Kyari; however, if you want further information, kindly contact our agency’s spokesman,” an officer told Newsmen in Maiduguri.

Our correspondent paid a visit to the shopping centre, which was just opened and is still only half inhabited. It is located along Gombole Road in the town’s Giwa Barracks.

The building was plainly marked “Under Investigation,” yet business continued as usual.