A Federal High Court, Abuja, on Thursday, dismissed a fundamental enforcement rights suit filed by suspended DCP Abba Kyari against National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA.

Justice Inyang Ekwo dismissed the suit after counsel for the NDLEA,
Joseph Sunday, prayed the court that the matter be struck out.

When the matter was called, Cynthia Ikena, lawyer to Kyari, was absent.

Joseph Sunday, NDLEA’s Director of Prosecution and Legal Services,
urged the court to strike out the suit.

Justice Ekwo said he was informed that Ikena sent a letter, praying the
court for an adjournment.

But the letter was not filed by the lawyer and therefore not in
compliance with the court rule.

The judge directed that the letter be shown to the NDLEA’s counsel.
The NDLEA’s Director of Prosecution and Legal Services, who
expressed surprise with the development, said he was not copied in the
letter in accordance with the rule of the court.

He prayed the court to strike out the matter.

After listening to NDLEA’s lawyer, Justice Ekwo struck out the case.

Kyari and his co-defendants, who are police officers, in the alleged drug
trafficking charge preferred against them and two others before Justice
Emeka Nwite of a Federal High Court, Abuja, are currently in Kuje
Correctional Centre based on the order of the trial judge.