Embattled police officer Abba Kyari says his arrest and continued detention at the Kuje prison has emboldened criminals in their incessant onslaught against Nigeria, People Gazette is reporting.
Mr Kyari made the statement through his lawyer Nureini Jimoh, who prayed the Federal High Court in Abuja to review his bail application initially rejected.
Citing instances of insecurity such as the Kaduna-Abuja train b@mbing on March 28, the Kaduna airport att@ck, as well as rampant banditry on the road linking Kaduna to Abuja, Mr Kyari argued that the country had become a hotbed of cr#ses ever since his arrest.
“Upon the incarceration of the applicants, criminality in the nation has risen up. The Kaduna train attack, Kaduna-Abuja road attack as well as Kaduna airport attack was a result of the incarceration of the applicants,” partly reads the document submitted to the court. Mr Kyari’s brother Mohammed swore an affidavit that contained details of the disgraced police officer’s argument.
Seen by Peoples Gazette, Mr Kyari further stressed in the document that failure of the police to apprehend the bandits was hinged largely on his detention, insinuating security officials were incapable of functioning efficiently without his professional input. Mr Kyari said: “The entire plan to incarcerate the applicants led to the criminal upsurge and other high level insecurity in the country. Since the incarceration of the applicants, the police have not recorded any level of success on the senseless att@ck(s) across the country.”
He pleaded to be granted bail saying that his life and that of his accomplices were at r#sk sharing the correctional facility with criminals.