DCP Abba Kyari has been granted bail by the Federal High Court in Abuja on charges that may involve money laundering.
In addition to being accused of money laundering, Kyari is also being held without bail on a primary accusation of trafficking cocaine.
On Thursday, Hamza N. Dantani, one of his attorneys, said on his Facebook page that the court had granted Kyari bail on the accusations of money laundering.
He wrote: ”Alhamudullhi! Abba Kyari’s Bail Granted by Federal High Court Abuja today.”
Recall that Kyari’s trial centres around the $61,400 cash and 25kg parcel of cocaine seized as evidence and believed to have been used as bribe to influence operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
According to the NDLEA, Kyari allegedly attempted to bribe a senior agency officer with $61,400 at a restaurant in Abuja to prevent testing a portion of the seized cocaine connected to two individuals arrested for drug pushing.
He is also under investigation after the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) of the United States of America indicted him in the case of fraud involving Instagram celebrity Ramon Abbas, aka Hushpuppi.
Kyari was arrested and has been in detention since February 14, 2022, after he was declared wanted by NDLEA over alleged drug links.
Justice Nwite of the Federal High Court had refused Kyari’s bail application on charges relating to trafficking of cocaine.
The bail application was also rejected at the Court of Appeal.