Court hears Abba Kyari’s case after group files affidavit of urgency for Tinubu’s trial

The Incorporated Trustees of Advocacy for Societal Rights Advancement and Development Initiative has called for the investigation and subsequent prosecution of the President-elect, Bola Tinubu, before May 29.Continue Reading>>>

The group made the call in an ‘Affidavit of Urgency’ in support of a motion ex parte filed before the Federal High Court, Abuja.

In its main suit before the court, the group sought the court’s permission to apply for an order compelling the Inspector General of Police to investigate and order Tinubu’s prosecution if found guilty of perjury regarding his alleged Guinean citizenship.Continue Reading>>>

In the motion ex parte with number FHC/ABJ/CS/669/2023 and filed on Tuesday, May 16, 2023, ASRADI claimed that the President-elect lied on oath when he refused to give information regarding his Guinean citizenship in his Form EC9 submitted to the Independent National Electoral Commission in aid of his qualification for the 2023 presidential election.

The group said it resorted to the court’s intervention as its request to the police to investigate the matter had not yielded fruit.

The group tendered as exhibit, a May 8 letter by its Executive Director, Adeolu Oyinlola, to the IG.

The Federal High Court, Abuja on Tuesday barred journalists from the trial of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, who is being tried for drug offences.

The embattled former Head of the Intelligence Response Team of the Nigerian Police Force is being prosecuted alongside four others.

His co-defendants are ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP Bawa James, Inspector Simon Agirigba and Inspector John Nuhu.

Among other things, they were alleged to have unlawfully tampered with 21.25 kilogramme worth of cocaine that they seized from two drug traffickers and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55kg.

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