The FG has filed 24 charges against Abba Kyari after uncovering 14 assets linked to the former commander of the Intelligence Response Team.
Shopping malls, residential estate, polo playground, lands and farmlands belonging to Abba Kyari were uncovered by the FG in different locations in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja and Maiduguri, Borno State.
Kyari, a suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, was said to have failed to disclose his ownership of the properties.
Over N207m and ?17,598 were also discovered in his various accounts.
In the fresh 24-count charges filed against Kyari by the Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, J. Sunday, dated August 30, 2022, the Attorney-General of the Federation stated that the suspended DCP allegedly disguised his ownership of some of the properties.
The case filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, with charge number: FHC/ABJ/CR/408/22 had as co-defendants, Mohammed Kyari and Ali Kyari, who are believed to be Abba Kyari’s siblings.
Also, the Federal Government filed separate 24-count charges against Kyari’s former deputy, Sunday Ubua, an Assistant Commissioner of Police, who is under suspension.
An affidavit in support of the charge explained that Kyari, who is facing trial for dealing in cocaine, was subjected to general and financial investigation when he was transferred by the police to the NDLEA headquarters on February 14, 2022, for investigation.
The financial investigation, which extended to his properties, led to the filing of charges for non-disclosure and conversion of large sums of money.
The Federal Government said Kyari knowingly failed to make full disclosure of his asset at plot no 1927 Blue Fountain Estate, Karsana, Abuja and thereby committed an offence contrary to and punishable under section 35(3)(a) of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act, CAP N30, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2004.
The prosecutor also alleged that the embattled DCP did not declare his ownership of an estate at Linda Chaulker Road, Asokoro Extension; plot no. 5 titled BO/4546; plot no. 9 titled BO/1037;
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