The Abuja Division of the Federal High Court has dismissed former police chief Abba Kyari’s new bail application.
Justice Emeka Nwite ruled on Tuesday that Kyari had not provided adequate grounds for the application to be considered.
The judge stated that after the arrested police officer’s initial plea for release was denied, he failed to present any fresh information in his most recent application.
Recall that the judge set August 30 for a judgment on the bail plea made by Kyari and other police officers charged with a drug offense by the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA).
Following the raid on Kuje Correctional Centre by Boko Haram militants, who liberated scores of their members, Mr Kyari made a fresh bail application.
However, Mr Nwite consequently adjourned the matter until October 19, 20 and 21 for trial continuation.
The suspended police chief and other accused are being held in the penitentiary facility.
The Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), a Boko Haram breakaway faction, spearheaded an attack on the detention center on July 5.
The President Muhammadu Buhari administration stated that 879 captives fled, including all 68 imprisoned Boko Haram members.