Justice Emeka Nwite of the Abuja Federal High Court has rejected a bail request made by embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, and four others.
According to Channels TV, the court, on Tuesday, fixed the defendants' trial dates for October 19, 20, and 21 respectively.
Kyari and the four others are being prosecuted by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency on allegations bordering on a cocaine deal.
Kyari was arraigned alongside four suspended police officers including ACP Sunday Ubia, ASP James, Inspector Simon Agirigba, and Inspector John Nuhu as 2nd to 5th defendants respectively.
Ruling on the bail application, Justice Emeka Nwite said the applicants failed to present sufficient materials and evidence to warrant the granting of the fresh application.
Justice Nwite, therefore, reaffirmed his earlier ruling of March 28, 2022, ordering an accelerated hearing.
Meanwhile, the suspects are to be remanded at the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, pending the commencement of their trial in October.