The Federal High Court in Abuja has granted the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) permission to continue detaining for 14 days the two alleged drug couriers implicated in the drug trafficking case involving suspended DCP Abba Kyari.
Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus were further detained for 14 days by Justice Zainab Abubakar after listening to the Director of Prosecution and Legal Services (NDLEA), Joseph Sunday who filed an ex-parte application to that effect.
Deputy Force Public Relations Officer (DFPRO), Olumuyiwa Adejobi had said in an earlier statement;
“Interim investigations report revealed that two international drug couriers identified as Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus, both males, were arrested at Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu, on Jan. 19.
“The suspects were arrested upon their arrival from Addis Ababa aboard an Ethiopian Airlines flight ET917.
“The arrest led to the recovery of substantial quantity of powdery substance suspected to be cocaine from the two narcotic couriers.
“The operation which was intelligence-driven, was undertaken by a Unit of the Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT).”
Adejobi had also disclosed that the case and the two suspects were subsequently transferred to the NDLEA on Jan. 25.