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NDLEA Writes Malami For Approval To Seize Billions In Kyari’s Bank Accounts, Other Assets



BREAKING: Abba Kyari's Fate Undecided As Court Sentences Accomplices In Drug Deal To Two Years Imprisonment

The National Drugs Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has written to the Attorney-General and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami to seek the confiscation of the assets of suspended former leader of the Inspector-General of Police Intelligence Response Team (IRT), DCP Abba Kyari.

The NDLEA’s request which was reportedly filed and dispatched to the office of the AGF last week, followed Kyari’s arraignment by the drug bursting agency on March 7, alongside six other accused persons following their arrest for dealing in drugs and having links with an international drug cartel.

If the AGF gives the NDLEA’s request, the assets of the ex-IRT boss that could be seized include cash and money in his bank accounts, houses, both residential and commercial, vehicles, real estate, hotels, personal effects such as wristwatches and jewellery.

READ ALSO: Court Rejects Abba Kyari’s Bail Bid

Kyari and his co- accused, ACP Sunday Ubia, who was his deputy in the IRT, ASP James Bawa, Inspector Simon Agirigba, Inspector John Nuhu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alfonsus Ezenwanne, were slammed with eight-count charges of conspiracy, obstruction, and dealing in cocaine, and other related offences at the Federal High Court, Abuja, by the NDLEA.

He was also indicted by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and the United States over an alleged involvement in a $1.1 million scam perpetrated by international fraudster, Abass Ramon, popularly known Hushpuppi, which led to Kyari’s suspension by the police in July 2021, amidst request by the FBI for his extradition.

During its initial investigations, the NDLEA said it had traced N4.2bn to an account belonging to Kyari’s deputy, Ubua.

It was also discovered that Kyari and Ubua had received a combined N4.2bn in different shady deals while they were still in charge of the IRT team.

According to the NDLEA, the sum of N1.4bn had passed through Kyari’s accounts when he was commander of the IRT, while Ubua received not less than N2.8bn which was traced to eight bank accounts belonging to him.

The agency stated that it suspected the funds may have been from the sale of a huge consignment of tramadol seized by the team at a warehouse from the Amuwo Odofin area of Lagos State because the monies hit the suspects’ account at about the same period of the seizure.

READ ALSO: Buhari Will Decide Kyari’s Fate Over Deal With Hushpuppi – Minister

While confirming the NDLEA’s letter requesting the confiscation of Kyari’s assets and bank accounts, its spokesman, Femi Babafemi, said it was a normal and regular procedure for the agency to make such s request.

“It’s a normal procedure to seek approval for a no debit order on suspects’ bank accounts when suspicious transactions are noticed in such accounts,” Babafemi said in a statement.

A senior officer of the agency who preferred anonymity, also confirmed the move, stating that under the NDLEA act, the agency could not just seize a suspect’s property without the consent of the attorney-general.

“Under the NDLEA Act, the NDLEA cannot forfeit his assets unless based on the consent of the attorney-general. The NDLEA wrote last week and the AGF is considering the request.”


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BREAKING: Abacha’s Ex-chief Of Staff Oladipo Diya Dies




Retired Lt.General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya, the former Chief of Staff in General Sani Abacha’s military government, is dead.

His death was confirmed by Prince Oyesinmilola Diya. He said the former military administrator of Ogun State passed on to glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023.

Born on the 3rd of April, 1944, Diya was military Governor of Ogun State after the Buhari-Idiagbon coup of December 31st, 1983.

Diya joined the Nigerian Defence Academy, Kaduna and fought during the Nigerian Civil War.

He later attended the US Army School of Infantry, the Command and Staff College, Jaji (1980–1981) and the National Institute for Policy and Strategic Studies, Kuru.

While serving in the military, Diya studied law at Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, where he obtained an LLB degree, and then at the Nigerian Law School, where he was called to bar as Solicitor and Advocate of the Supreme Court of Nigeria.

He held other top military posts like GOC, 82 Division and finally the Chief of General Staff (military Vice President) to Gen Sani Abacha

The statement read: “On behalf of the entire Diya family home and abroad; we announce the passing on to Glory of our dear Husband,Father, Grandfather,brother, Lt- General Donaldson Oladipo Oyeyinka Diya (Rtd) GCON, LLB, BL, PSC, FSS, mni.

“Our dear Daddy passed onto glory in the early hours of 26th March 2023. Please keep us in your prayers as we mourn his demise in this period. Further announcements will be made public in due course.

“Barrister Prince Oyesinmilola Diya, on behalf of the family.”

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Breaking: Appeal Court Retains Adeleke As Osun Governor



BREAKING: Adeleke Freezes Osun Accounts , Reverses Appointments After Swearing In As Governor
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The Court of Appeal sitting in Abuja has vacated the tribunal judgement that nullified the election of Governor Ademola Adeleke of Osun State.

The appellate court, in a unanimous decision by a three-member panel of Justices, on Friday held that the appeal Adeleke lodged to challenge his sack by the Osun State Governorship Election Petition Tribunal, was meritorious.

Aside from setting aside the judgement of the tribunal, the court, in its lead judgement that was delivered by Justice Mohammed Lawal, awarded N500, 000 cost against the All Progressive Congress, APC, and its candidate, Gboyega Oyetola

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BREAKING: PDP Suspends Anyim, Fayose



Anyim and Fayose

Former governor of Ekiti State, Ayodele Fayose; former president of the Senate, Pius Anyim; Prof Dennis Ityavyar and Aslam Aliyu were on Thursday suspended from the Peoples’ Democratic Party (PDP).

The PDP made the suspension on Thursday after an extensive review of the affairs of the party, pursuant to the provisions of the PDP Constitution (as amended in 2017).

The PDP also referred the Governor of Benue State, Samuel Ortom, to the National Disciplinary Committee over his reported involvement in anti-party activities.

This was disclosed in a statement signed by the National Publicity Secretary, Debo Ologunagba.

“The PDP urges all leaders, critical stakeholders and teeming members of our party across the country to remain united and focused at this critical time,” the statement added.


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