The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has in a fresh return, detailed how DCP Abba Kyari, the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police; as well as his deputy, ACP Sunday Ubua, allegedly received a combined N4.2bn from their separate bank accounts.
The new revelations were part of a report sent to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, by the NDLEA.
The report said not less than N1.4bn passed through Kyari’s account while he was Commander of the IGP Intelligence Response Team (IRT)
Ubua on other hand, Ubua was said to have received as not less than N2.8bn through his eight bank accounts.
According to investigations, Ubua allegedly received a lump sum of N2.664bn on August 15, 2019.
A NDLEA source told PUNCH that the agency is now working on the assumption that the sums traced to Kyari and his deputy may be connected to the sale of some illicit substances including Tramadol worth N3bn.
“You will recall that the NDLEA is investigating an allegation that Kyari and his team seized a large consignment of tramadol in a warehouse at Amuwo Odofin in Lagos. The consignment was worth about N3bn,” the source said.
“The IRT under Kyari’s command seized these drugs and they are believed to have sold the consignment to a cartel afterwards. It was around the time of this seizure that Kyari’s deputy received a deposit of N2.664bn in his personal bank account. Out of this money, he purchased FBN Insurance shares worth about N100m.”
In a related development, the NDLEA has written a letter to the AGF seeking his approval for the confiscation of properties and assets belonging to the once revered super cop.
NDLEA’s request was dispatched to the justice minister last week following the March 7 arraignment of Kyari and his men for dealing in cocaine.
Kyari is facing eight counts of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine, and other related offences at the Federal High Court, Abuja.