A Federal High Court sitting in Abuja, has convicted and sentenced two co-defendants in a suit filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) against suspended DCP Abba Kyari over an alleged drug deal to two years imprisonment.
Delivering the judgment on Tuesday, Justice Emeka Nwite, said having admitted to having committed the offense preferred against them in counts 5, 6, and 7 by the NDLEA, Chibunna Umeibe, and Emeka Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants, “are hereby convicted.
The terms, which shall run concurrently, would commence from the day the defendants were arrested by the NDLEA.
When the matter was called up, Sunday Joseph, NDLEA’s counsel informed the judge that two motions seeking for a plea bargain with respect to the two defendants have been filed today.
It will be recalled that the duo, who were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu while attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country, were on March 7 arraigned before the court alongside DCP Kyari and four other police officers- ACP Sunday J. Ubia, Insp. Simon Agirigba, Insp. John Nuhu, and ASP Bawa James.