The suspended former head of the Nigerian police’s Intelligence Response Team, DCP Abba Kyari, has been arrested by the police.
The PUNCH reports that Kyari was arrested alongside four others on Monday.
The celebrated cop was arrested hours after National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) declared him wanted over alleged drug links.
NDLEA said Abba Kyari, who was suspended for his relationship with fraudster Abass Olorunwa, better known as Hushpuppi, is a member of an international drug cartel.
“With the intelligence at our disposal, the Agency believes strongly that DCP Kyari is a member of a drug cartel that operates the Brazil-Ethiopia-Nigeria illicit drug pipeline, and he needs to answer questions that crop up in an ongoing drug case in which he is the principal actor,” NDLEA spokesman Femi Babafemi said.
The anti-drug agency said it contacted the suspended top cop for questioning but refused to respond.