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Abba Kyari Escapes Assassination In Prison

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Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari has allegedly escaped being killed by inmates of Kuje Prison, where he is remanded awaiting trial for alleged drug related offenses.

Kyari was accused by the inmates of insincerity in bribe-for-release transactions while in active service.

The development has made prison officials consider moving him to the custody of the State Security Service.

The attack occurred on May 4, according to an internal memo obtained by PREMIUM TIMES, months after Kyari, who is on trial for drug-related offenses, was remanded.

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An official of the prison disclosed that Kyari was attacked by about 190 prisoners, who are mostly in prison for drug offences.

Recall that prior to the arrest, Kyari, a deputy commissioner of police, was a decorated cop and the head of the Inspector-General Police’s special Intelligence Response Team.

During the course of the investigations in July 2021, Kyari was suspended from police duty after being named as a collaborator in a worldwide fraud and money laundering racket by international fraudster, Ramon Abbas, also known as Hushpuppi, by American investigators.

NDLEA released a video which showed Kyari describing his use of his team to push drugs and discussing sharing a criminal fortune.
He was charged to court in March and remanded in Kuje prison.

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A source disclosed that the embattled cop was rescued by officials and has since been kept in an isolated cell “under heavy protection where no one sees him for fear of attack or poisoning.”

It was further stated that Kyari paid each of the aggrieved inmates N200,000 ‘in initial settlement fees’ and then ‘procured DSTV subscription for cells to buy loyalty and peace.’

The spokesperson for the Nigerian Correction Service, Francis Enobore, denied knowledge of the attack on Mr Kyari.

However, some prisoners have threatened to kill Kyari which has prompted the correctional facility to transfer him to SSS custody.

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