Suspended deputy commissioner of police, Abba Kyari, has denied links with one Onuorah Caritas Onyinye, who was arrested few days ago for drug related offences.
Onyinye said she “was Giving Abba kyari money” for pass, a claim his counsel Hamza Nuhu Dantani Esq in a statement to LEADERSHIP rebuked saying it was “a malicious fake news aimed at tarnishing the image of DCP Abba Kyari”.
“We wish to inform the general public that he has Never Met Onuorah Caritas Onyinye Or Collected Money From Any Drug Baron” he said
He said the fake news was being peddled against his client Abba Kyari because of vested interest.
“For the record, DCP Abba Kyari has never met or spoken to anyone called Onuorah Caritas Onyinye neither has he seen her before the latest development” he added.
He explained that NDLEA and customs officers are the ones duty bound to man the Airports in Nigeria, hence, it becomes strange that Onyinye would pay DCP Abba kyari who does not have anybody in the Airports to help her pass with Drugs.
He said “The real Drug traffickers who implicated operatives of the NDLEA in Enugu Airport that they were collecting money from them did not hide the drugs they came into the country with. Rather, the heavy drugs they usually come in with, like in the case of the 2 Drug traffickers that were arrested by IRT on January 19, 2022 at Enugu Airport, that came from Brazil through Ethiopian airline had their bags full with drugs and conspicuously carried these bags since they had settled the NDLEA officers.
“After they were arrested by the IRT outside the Enugu Airport, they confessed that they were cleared and escorted out of the Airport by NDLEA officers in Enugu Airport, they were subsequently investigated and transferred to NDLEA Abuja with the drugs for further investigations.
“The Drug traffickers said they did not need to hide their drugs as they had paid the usual 10 million Naira per 20kg to the NDLEA officers in Enugu Airport based on their written confessions which was also corroborated by the content of their video confessions which tapes are in public domain as well as the informant in Brazil”.
He stated that the Drug traffickers arrested by IRT and handed over to NDLEA in January 2022 mentioned the names, addresses and phone numbers of the four main drug barons sponsoring them and other Drug traffickers using the Enugu Airport to the NDLEA authorities .
“ These two voluntarily confessed that the four drug barons mentioned are responsible for bringing in over 200kg of drugs to Nigeria everyday through Ethiopian airline to Enugu Airport.
“Unfortunately, these Drug Barons and kingpins were still not arrested or declared wanted by the NDLEA” he said.
He noted further that the NDLEA officers at Enugu Airport indicted by the drug traffickers arrested by IRT and transferred to NDLEA were also walking free as at today.