The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA), on Thursday, filed an eighth-count criminal charge against the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari, and six others in an alleged involvement in illicit drug trafficking.
According to POLITICS NIGERIA, NDLEA, pressed the charges through a team of lawyers led by its Director, Prosecution and Legal Services, Joseph Sunday, specifically accused DCP Kyari and the four other police officers of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in Cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms.
It also alleged that Kyari and his associates who are currently in its custody, also unlawfully tampered with 21.25kg worth of Cocaine.
The 8-count charge against Kyari is coming on a day the President Buhari-led Federal Government approved his extradition to the US.
The US had requested that Kyari should be extradited over alleged $1.1million wire fraud involving Abass Ramon aka Hushpuppi and four others.