Court rejects Abba Kyari’s fresh request for bail



The Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, on Tuesday, dismissed a fresh bail application that was brought before it by the detained Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP, Abba Kyari, who is facing drug trafficking charge.

The court, in a ruling that was delivered by Justice Emeka Nwite, held that the suspended DCP, failed to establish why its previous decision that ordered his remand at Kuje prison pending the determination of the case against him, should be set-aside.

It held that the fact that Kyari and four other police officers that are facing trial with him, did not escape when Kuje prison was recently attacked by insurgents, was not enough to prove that they would not jump bail once they are released from custody.

Justice Nwite dismissed Kyari’s argument that the Kuje jailbreak constituted an exceptional circumstance the court should consider and review its earlier ruling that denied him bail.

He held that the development the defendant relied upon did not fall within the purview of sections 162 and 163 of the Administration of Criminal Justice Act, ACJA, 2015, to warrant the court to vary its subsisting order.

More so, Justice Nwite held that since the NDLEA has not closed its case, both Kyari and his co-defendants could interfere with some of the vital witnesses or undermine their prosecution, if released on bail.

“The defendants has still not presented sufficient materials before me to warrant the grant of the fresh applications. Consequently, the applications are refused and my former order for accelerated trial is hereby sustained”, the trial Judge held.

Kyari, who hitherto headed the the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, is facing trial alongside four members of his team; ACP Sunday J. Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Insp. Simon Agirigba and Insp. John Nuhu.

The court had on March 28, declined to release the defendants on bail, pending the determination of the eight-count charge the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, preferred against them.

However, though the NDLEA had since opened its case by producing some of its witnesses, the suspended DCP, through his team of lawyers led by a Senior Advocate of Nigeria, SAN, Dr. Onyechi Ikpeazu, re-approached the court, begging it to release him on bail, insisting that his life was in danger at the Kuje prison.

He told the court that he was being remanded with hardened criminals that his team made their arrest possible.

Kyari, who was inside the prison facility when the insurgents that were later identified as members of the Islamic State West Africa Province, ISWAP, a breakaway faction of the Boko Haram terrorist sect, invaded it on July 5, told the court that he hid himself like a rat.

He told the court that though the terrorists had after they seized the prison facility for over three hours, opened all the gates and forced inmates to escape, he declined to run away, along with four other members of the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, that were also remanded with him.

Ikpeazu, SAN, argued that the prison attack established “a special and exceptional circumstance” that should warrant the court to release his client and his men on bail, pending the determination of the charge against them.

The NDLEA had alleged that Kyari and his men, unlawfully tampered with 21.25kilograms worth of cocaine that they seized from the two convicted drug traffickers- Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwane- even as it also accused them of dealing in cocaine worth 17.55kg.

It alleged that the police officers committed the offence between January 19 and 25, 2022, at the office of Inspector-General of Police (IGP) IRT, Abuja, in connivance with one ASP John Umoru (now at large), contrary to section 14(b) of the NDLEA Act, CAP N30 Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2004.


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UNIPORT Student Brutally Kills Girlfriend, Removes Vital Organs for Money Ritual [Video]




UNIPORT Student who brutally killed his girlfriend for money ritual has been nabbed.

The a final year student of the University of Portharcourt, UNIPORT, in Rivers State, south-south Nigeria, identified simply as Collins has allegedly killed his girlfriend Justina Tiffany Otuene for Yahoo Yahoo (money ritual).

This online news platform understands that the victim, a 300-level biochemistry student of the same university was reported to be missing three days ago after being last seen at Prestige Specialist Hospital, 13 Umuechem Street.

It was gathered that Collins was caught by his estate’s security personnel when he was trying to dispose of Justina’s corpse after killing her and extracting her for a supposed money ritual. Following the alarm raised by the security personnel, eyewitnesses stormed the suspect’s apartment and found Justina’s remains, slaughtered in parts and stacked in sacks dripping with blood.

Although details of the incident are still sketchy, several reports have it that the suspect has been arrested by security operatives after the residents raised an alarm.


The Rivers State Police Public Relations Officer, Grace Iringe-Koko when contacted simply said, “I will get back to you on this report please”.

Watch the moment the UNIPORT Student was nabbed after killing Justina below…


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Abacha’s Daughter Strangled To Death In Maiduguri



Mrs Amma Buwa, the daughter of a member of Borno State House of Assembly, Bukar Abacha, was reportedly strangulated to death by unknown persons in the Gidan Dembe area of Maiduguri, the state capital.

The incident, which caused the stagnation of activities in the area, attracted a large crowd of residents who thronged the scene to catch a glimpse of what happened to the daughter of the lawmaker representing Ngala Local Government Area of the state.

A source who spoke with Vanguard said the incident occurred around 6:30 pm on Tuesday when the husband was said to have left the compound to a nearby mosque for prayers.

According to him, the husband of the victim who took the corpse to the police station said he found her lifeless body in his house with her hand and legs tied behind her back while her two-year-old child was crying beside her.

Meanwhile, a family source (name withheld) who shared the news of the incident on his Facebook page said the remains of the deceased would be buried today (Wednesday) morning in Maiduguri.

“Inna lillahi Wa Inna Ilaihi Raji’un.

“Mrs. Amma Buwa was killed by some hoodlums earlier today after Ishai prayer when some unknown men invaded her house after her husband left for the masjid to pray.

“Amma is the daughter of member Representing Ngala at the state House of Assembly.

“The janaiza (burial) will occur at 777 Housing Estate by 10 am in Maiduguri.

“May her gentle soul rest in perfect peace,” he wrote.

However, the Gwange Police Division has reportedly evacuated the corpse to the University of Maiduguri Teaching Hospital for autopsy and investigation.

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Blind Herbalist Defrauds Elderly Woman Of N19m, Sleeps With Daughter And Granddaughter



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Blind Herbalist Defrauds Elderly Woman Of N19m, Sleeps With Daughter And Granddaughter

An 86-year-old woman, Madam Alimot, is seeking justice after being defrauded of a whopping N19 million by a blind herbalist, Owolabi Adefemi, known locally as Ojunu. The herbalist allegedly tricked her into parting with the sum in a bid to provide healing for her ailing daughter and make money rituals. Further disturbing details reveal that Adefemi had illicit relationships with both Alimot’s daughter, Bose, and her granddaughter.

Madam Alimot, from Mowe in Ogun State, discovered the supposed healer after hearing his advertisement on a popular Ogun State radio station, where he was heralded for his mystical abilities to cure illnesses and foretell life events. With hope and desperation, Madam Alimot visited the herbalist in Ogijo for solutions.

A chain of fraudulent events ensued, involving elaborate ruses involving a cow turning into a man, numerous calls for financial sacrifices, and Madam Alimot selling her two buildings to fund these demands. Sadly, before the realization of the scam set in, both Alimot’s daughter and granddaughter had been sexually involved with the deceitful herbalist.

Madam Alimot detailed her encounters, mentioning various locations like Agbara, Mowo area of Badagry, and being presented with large sums of money which she could never leave with. She expressed her devastation, stating, “I want to collect my money from Owolabi Adefemi a.k.a. Ojunu and Nigerians should help me because I don’t have anywhere to call home anymore.”

Bose, Alimot’s daughter, confessed to her involvement with Adefemi and shed light on the severe psychological and financial duress her family experienced. “Baba Ojunu later warned us against telling anyone about what transpired between my mother and him as well as my love affair with him, threatening that we would lose our lives if we did not heed his warning,” Bose revealed.

The herbalist, Owolabi Adefemi, while admitting to his deceptive actions, tried to put part of the blame on Bose. He stated, “Mama came to me in September 2022 for a cure to diabetes… She explained… that she wanted to do money rituals… Bose was the one that was giving me information whenever Mama had money.”

Adefemi, attempting to reduce the magnitude of his scam, said he only defrauded Madam Alimot of over N5 million and not the claimed N19 million. “I used to deceive them that a spirit was talking with Mama about her predicament. What Mama did not know is that I was the one faking the voice of an old woman to deceive her,” he added.

The case has left the family fragmented, burdened with debt, and facing the traumatic aftermath of the events. They now seek justice, a refund of their money, and hope to bring awareness to the community about the deceitful practices of individuals like Adefemi.

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