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NDLEA Marks Abba Kyari’s Assets For Investigations

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has issued a search warrant for some of the assets of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

The decision came from the drugs agency headquarters, according to an NDLEA source, and all properties belonging to previous Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) should be marked.

Kyari, a Borno native, has been detained since February, when he was seized together with six others on suspicion of narcotics trafficking.

On Monday, the NDLEA announced the arrest of Chief Afam Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu, a suspected wealthy drug baron who is allegedly behind the N3 billion tramadol deal involving Kyari.

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Ukatu was apprehended in Abuja after months of surveillance and eluding arrest, according to the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi.

Daily Trust has learned that a major shopping complex with approximately 100 shops and other assets alleged to be controlled by suspended DCP has been identified for investigation as part of the NDLEA operation concerning Kyari in Maiduguri.

“Yes, our men carried out the operation as directed by the headquarters, not only the complex but there are other houses owned by DCP Abba Kyari but if you want more details kindly contact the spokesman of our agency,” an official told Daily Trust in Maiduguri.

Our correspondent went to the shopping center, which had just opened and was only partially inhabited. It’s in the town’s Giwa Barracks, along Gombole Road.

The building was plainly marked “Under Investigation,” but business activity continued.

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The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has issued a search warrant for some of the assets of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari in Maiduguri, the capital of Borno State.

The decision came from the drugs agency headquarters, according to an NDLEA source, and all properties belonging to previous Intelligence Response Teams (IRT) should be marked.

Kyari, a Borno native, has been detained since February, when he was seized together with six others on suspicion of narcotics trafficking.

On Monday, the NDLEA announced the arrest of Chief Afam Mallinson Emmanuel Ukatu, a suspected wealthy drug baron who is allegedly behind the N3 billion tramadol deal involving Kyari.

READ MORE:Buhari: Military Needs Public Support To Win War Against Terror

Ukatu was apprehended in Abuja after months of surveillance and eluding arrest, according to the agency’s spokesman, Femi Babafemi.

Daily Trust has learned that a major shopping complex with approximately 100 shops and other assets alleged to be controlled by suspended DCP has been identified for investigation as part of the NDLEA operation concerning Kyari in Maiduguri.

“Yes, our men carried out the operation as directed by the headquarters, not only the complex but there are other houses owned by DCP Abba Kyari but if you want more details kindly contact the spokesman of our agency,” an official told Daily Trust in Maiduguri.

Our correspondent went to the shopping center, which had just opened and was only partially inhabited. It’s in the town’s Giwa Barracks, along Gombole Road.

The building was plainly marked “Under Investigation,” but business activity continued.

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