Breaking: NDLEA traces over N1.4 Billion to Abba Kyari’s Account, to seize Assets

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The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has linked over N1.4 billion to the bank account of embattled police officer Abba Kyari.

According to new information from the agency, over N2.8 billion was traced to eight bank accounts linked to Kyari’s deputy, ACP Sunday Ubua. The anti-drug agency revealed this in a report sent to the Attorney-General of the Federation, Abubakar Malami.

Kyari and four other officers are currently being held by the NDLEA after attempting to bribe an NDLEA officer with $61,000 in order to facilitate the release of seized cocaine.

On August 15th, 2019, it noted that Ubua received over N2.6 billion. It’s thought to be the proceeds of a Tramadol sale worth 3 billion Naira.

According to reports, Kyari and his team seized a large shipment of tramadol from a warehouse in Lagos’ Amuwo Odofin. The shipment was estimated to be worth N3 billion.

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Around the same time as the seizure, Kyari’s deputy received a N2.664 billion deposit in his personal bank account. With the money, he bought FBN Insurance shares worth about N100 million. They allegedly sold the drugs to a cartel, according to the agency.

Meanwhile, the NDLEA has requested that all of Kyari’s assets and properties be seized. Last week, AGF Malami received a letter containing this information.

The agency is attempting to seize real estate, bank accounts, and personal effects such as jewelry, among other things, from the suspect and his associates.

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