On Thursday, Justice James Omotosho of the Federal High Court in Abuja granted suspended DCP Abba Kyari N50 million in bail.
He was recently arraigned with two of his siblings for failing to report his assets.
In addition to this new suit, Abba Kyari is on trial with four Inspector General Special Intelligence Response Team (IRT) colleagues for narcotics deals.
In the new complaint, the former “supercop” and two of his siblings were accused of neglecting to register their assets at the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Last month, the anti-drug agency arraigned the suspended DCP and his siblings, Mohammed Baba Kyari and Ali Kyari, on 24 counts.
They pleaded not guilty and requested bail to prepare for trial.
The court ruled that Abba Kyari’s bail application was bailable and that bail was at the court’s discretion, adding that there was no proof that he was a flight risk and would not attend the trial.
The judge granted the first defendant N50 million in bail with two sureties.
He explained that even if Abba Kyari meets bail conditions, his release warrant is contingent on the narcotics trial before a sister court.
He said Kyari’s release warrant for the matter before him would only be signed if his other criminal issues were resolved or he was granted bail.
Omotosho’s trial is postponed until October 18.