FG files 24 new charges against Abba Kyari, seizes mega assets


By Aminu Kutama

The Federal Government of Nigeria has uncovered 14 properties belonging to the former head of the National Intelligence Service, DCP Abba Kyari.

Punch Newspaper reported that the properties include shopping malls, houses, a polo field, land and farms.

The properties are part of a new charge by the Federal Government filed at the Federal High Court, Abuja, with charge number: FHC/ABJ/CR/408/22 with co-defendants, Mohammed Kyari and Ali Kyari, who are believed to be the beleaguered policeman’s siblings.

Kyari has been accused of refusing to disclose his properties located in different places in the Federal Capital City, Abuja and Maiduguri in Borno State.

More than 207 million naira and 17,598 euros were also found in his bank accounts of GTB, UBA, and Sterling Bank.

In the 24 new charges filed by the Director of Public Prosecutions and Legal Services, he said the Attorney General of the country alleged that Abba Kyari refused to disclose some of his assets to the authorities.

The federal government has also filed 24 separate charges against Sunday Ubua, the former deputy of Abba Kyari, who has also been suspended.

The prosecutor is accusing Kyari of not declaring ownership of a land at plot no 1927 Blue Fountain Estate, Karsana, Abuja.

The prosecutor also alleged that the embattled DCP did not declare his ownership of an estate at Linda Chaulker Road, Asokoro Extension; plot no. 5 titled BO/4546; plot no. 9 titled BO/1037; plot no. 10 titled CER/4319 and plot no 33 titled BO/4319, Maiduguri, Borno State.

Furthermore, the suspended DCP, allegedly failed to reveal his ownership of a shopping mall titled, NE/1229 and a polo playground with plot no. 270, both located in Maiduguri.

The charges also said the former IRT commander did not make full disclosure of his ownership of farmland along Abuja-Kaduna road and a plaza under construction in Guzape, Abuja.

Similarly, in his home state of Borno, Kyari is accused of deposing to an affidavit to hide his ownership of plot no 9, BOTP/63 covered by the grant of a new right of occupancy no. BO/1087; a shopping mall at number 4, Aliyu Close along Giwa Barracks, Maiduguri, covered by Certificate of Occupancy no. NE/1229.

The charges revealed that the DCP knowingly concealed ownership of N28.4 million in his GTB account number 0121075250; N65.2m in his GTB account number 0138360064; N95 million in UBA account number 1002250112 and N16.9 million in Sterling Bank account number 0072451994.

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