Justice Emeka Nwite of the Abuja Division of the Federal High Court on Tuesday, sentenced two co-defendants of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari in an alleged drug deal to two years imprisonment.
The sentencing followed their admittance of the crime filed against them by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Justice Nwite convicted Mr. Chibunna Umeibe and Mr Emeka Ezenwanne on counts 5, 6 and 7 of the drug trafficking charge the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, preferred against them.
It would be recalled that the duo, who were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu while attempting to smuggle cocaine into the country, were on March 7 arraigned before the court alongside DCP Kyari and four other police officers- ACP Sunday J. Ubia, Insp. Simon Agirigba, Insp. John Nuhu, and ASP Bawa James.
Both Umeibe and Ezenwanne had upon their arraignment, pleaded guilty to the drug trafficking charge against them.
At the resumed proceedings on Tuesday, the NDLEA, through the Director of its Legal Department, Mr. Sunday Joseph, informed the court that it had entered into a plea bargain agreement with the two defendants.