Two co-defendants in a suit filed by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency against suspended DCP Abba Kyari over an alleged drug deal have been sentenced to two years imprisonment by a Federal High Court, Abuja, on Tuesday.

The presiding Judge , Justice Emeka Nwite , in a ruling , convicted Chibunna Umeibe and Emeka Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants after they admitted to committing the offence preferred against them in counts 5, 6 and 7 by the NDLEA.

He noted that their sentences would commence from the day they were handed over to the NDLEA by the Nigerian Police.

The two defendants, Umeibe and Ezenwanne, who are 6th and 7th defendants respectively in the matter, are the two alleged drug traffickers arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu by the Nigerian police and handed over to the NDLEA.

They had pleaded guilty to five, six and seven counts preferred against them by the anti-narcotic agency.

The counsel for the NDLEA had disclosed earlier to the presiding Judge that two motions seeking a plea bargain in respect of Umeibe and Ezenwanne had been filed.

The lawyer of the two defendants, E. U. Okenyi agreed with Joseph’s submission.
 Other defending counsels including Kyari’s, did not oppose the motions.

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