Thursday, March 23

Drug trafficking: Abba Kyari’s co-defendants opt for plea bargain

By Michael Adesina

Two co-defendants in a suit filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against suspended DCP Abba Kyari over a drug deal, Tuesday, prayed to the Federal High Court in Abuja for a plea bargain agreement.

The two defendants are Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants respectively in the matter.
They are the two alleged drug traffickers arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, who pleaded guilty to five, six, and seven counts preferred against them by the anti-narcotic agency.
At the resumed hearing, counsel for the NDLEA, Sunday Joseph, told Justice Emeka Nwite that two motions seeking a plea bargain in respect of Umeibe and Ezenwanne had been filed.

Joseph said the motions, dated June 13, were filed on June 14.
The lawyer of the two defendants, E. U. Okenyi also concurred with Joseph’s submission.

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