Two co-defendants of Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari, on Monday pleaded guilty to drug trafficking charge levelled against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
While Kyari and his police co-defendants pleaded not guilty to the charge, the 6th and 7th defendants, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne, pleaded guilty to the charge that was read to them before trial Justice Emeka Nwite.
Both Umeibe and Ezenwanne were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu State.
On 14 February 2022, a video clip of Kyari was exposed where he negotiated the release of some quantity of seized 25 kg cocaine, and offered $61, 400 cash.
Earlier, he had been embroiled in a fraud scandal when he linked with Nigerian fraudster Ramon Abbas, popularly known as Hushpuppi.
Hushpuppi is currently facing charges of money laundering, leveled against him by the United States Government. He is expected to be extradited soon.