24th February, 2022
By Taiye Agbaje
A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja rejected the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA)’s objection to taking the bail application of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari.
Justice Inyang Ekwo declined the objection after counsel for the agency, Mike Kassa, informed that the resplendent (NDLEA) was yet to be served with the bail application.
The presiding judge on Thursday ordered lawyer to Kyari, Cynthia Ikena, to serve Kassa in the open court and stood down the matter for an hour.
Earlier when the matter was called, Ikena told the court that the applicant (Kyari) had complied with the court order made on Feb. 21 to put the respondent on notice after the lawyer said she had a motion ex-parte seeking for bail for Kyari.
“Having complied with the order made on 21st of February, 2022, we are ready to move our motion,” she said.
Ikena told the court that the respondent had been duly served.
But Kassa said though the applicant counsel served him with a motion on notice, he was yet to be served with the bail application.
However, Ikena insisted that the application had been duly served, and prayed the judge to confirm the proof in the court file.
After going through the court file, Justice Ekwo directed Ikena to serve Kassa in open court and stood down the matter for an hour.