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NDLEA traces N4.2bn to Abba Kyari and co-accused’s accounts

The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has reportedly traced N4.2bn to former Commander of the Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari; as well as his deputy, ACP Sunday Ubua’s bank accounts.

In a report sent to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami, by the NDLEA, it was alleged that Kyari and Ubua received a combined N4.2bn from their separate bank accounts.

The drug enforcement agency said that not less than N1.4bn passed through Kyari’s account while he was commander of the Intelligence Response Team (IRT).

The report also stated that Kyari’s deputy, Ubua, may have received far more than him as not less than N2.8bn was traced to his eight bank accounts.

According to investigations, Ubua allegedly received a lump sum of N2.664bn on August 15, 2019. The NDLEA 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.

The NDLEA has written a letter to the AGF seeking his approval for the confiscation of properties and assets belonging to Abba Kyari.

Kyari is facing eight counts of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine, and other related offences at the Federal High Court, Abuja.

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