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I only have N2.8m in my account, Abba Kyari denies owning shopping malls, estates, and others


September 6, 2022

Abba Kyari, the embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, now suspended, came out on Monday and said the allegation by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, linking him to the ownership of 14 assets, including shopping mall, residential estate, polo playground, lands and farmland, was a huge lie, just to further tarnish his image.

Kyari, a former Commander, Intelligence Response Team, in a statement by his lawyer, Hamza Tani on Monday, said the reports were orchestrated by the NDLEA to further tarnish his image.

According to him, the agency resorted to cheap blackmail because “NDLEA’s case in court against Abba Kyari and four others is not going well for them.”

Kyari released the details of the money in his account.

They are N2.8 million in his UBA account, the only account he has been using for the past eight years; 7,000 pounds in GTB kept over eight years ago and N350,000 in GTB kept many years ago.

Others were N200,000 in Sterling Bank and Access Bank account not in use for over eight years.

His lawyer said, “They expected the court case to go smoothly in their favour the way their sponsored media trials went viral between February and April 2022. They failed to understand that unlike media trials, courts need real evidence and facts which NDLEA don’t have in this case.

“By all means, out of desperation, again, NDLEA wanted to spoil Abba Kyari’s name at all cost because they know that all their initial efforts have failed as overwhelming majority of good Nigerians who want peace and security for the nation are still behind Abba Kyari despite the set-up by NDLEA against Abba Kyari in January 2022, which was followed by massive sponsored media trial earlier this year.