Today is the 47th birthday of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari, who is being detained by the NDLEA.
Kyari was born on March 17, 1975, according to his Facebook.
He joined the Police Academy Wudil, Kano State, in 2000 and graduated as a cadet ASI (ASP). For his one-year required attachment, he was sent to the Song Police Division.
Kyari ascended from ASP to DCP and head of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team in Abuja. He was labelled a ‘super cop’ for catching high-profile offenders like Chukwudimeme Onwuamadike alias Evans.
Last year, he was tied to a $1.1 million wire scam involving a known online fraudster, Raman Abass alias Hushppupi, who is presently facing money laundering charges in the United States.
In February 2021, the Federal Bureau of Intelligence was instructed to arrest Kyari, who refuted the claims in a Facebook post he subsequently deleted.
He was suspended while the late DIG Joseph Egbunike’s inquiry panel was reviewing its findings when he was proclaimed sought by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
The agency published a video showed Kyari in a car conversing with an NDLEA officer and proposing him a bribe of $61,400. So he was arrested and incarcerated.
On March 2, the Minister of Justice and Attorney General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, commenced his extradition to the US.
Within 24 hours, the NDLEA filed an eight-count drug trafficking complaint against him and others, including IRT members ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Simon Agirigba, and John Nuhu.
They were charged on March 7 at Abuja’s Federal High Court. When Kyari came to court on Monday, March 14, his wife slumped as the court ordered him back to NDLEA custody until March 28, when his bail application will be considered.