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Cocaine Trafficking: Abba Kyari Faces Life Imprisonment

Posted by Thandiubani on Wed 16th Feb, 2022 - tori.ng

If Kyari’s case is followed to the letter and he is convicted, the one-time decorated police officer risks spending the rest of his life in Prison.

 
Disgraced supercop, Abba Kyari could spend the rest of his life in prison if his case is followed to the letter.
 
This comes after the Nigerian Drug Law Enforcement Agency, provided credible evidence against the Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP).
 
Kyari was caught trafficking cocaine. He is alleged to belong to a drug trafficking cartel. He was caught negotiating a deal with an NDLEA officer to compromise 25 kilograms of Cocaine initially intercepted from members of a Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria drug ring.
 
Before this new case, Kyari, who headed the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT) of the Police, was in 2021 suspended after his alleged involvement in the swindling of a Qatari businessman and ties with Ramon Abass (Hushpuppi), a Nigerian social media celebrity standing trial for a multi-million dollar Internet fraud in the U.S.
 
He could spend the rest of his life in prison according to Section 11 of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency Act of 1989 which pegs life imprisonment as punishment for importation or sale of cocaine, heroine, or similar drugs.
 
"Any person who, without lawful authority-(a) imports, manufactures, produces, processes, plants or grows the drugs popularly known as cocaine, LSD, heroine or any other similar drugs shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for life; or (b) exports, transports or otherwise traffics in the drugs popularly known as cocaine, LSD, heroine or any other similar drugs shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for life; (c) sells, buys, exposes or offers for sale or otherwise deals in or with the drugs popularly known as cocaine, LSD, heroine or any other similar drugs shall be guilty of an offence and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for life…"
 
However, he could get a lenient punishment if he is charged as a conspirator, according to a report by Politic Nigeria.
 
The NDLEA act stipulates a minimum of fifteen years and maximum of 25 years jail term for conspiracy to commit the crime.
 
"Any person who- (a) incites, promises or induces any other person by any means whatsoever to commit any of the offences referred to in this Act; or (b) conspires with, aids, abets, counsels, attempts to commit or is an accessory to any act or offence referred to in this Act, shall be guilty of an offence under this Act and liable on conviction to be sentenced to imprisonment for a term not less than fifteen years and not exceeding 25 years," the law states.
 


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