The National Drug Law Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) has filed charges against the suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP), Abba Kyari.
The NDLEA filed an eight-count criminal charge against Abba Kyari and three other members of the police intelligence response team (IRT) identified as Sunday J. Ubia, Bawa James, Simon Agirigba and John Nuhu.
Others are the suspected drug traffickers that were arrested at the Akanu Ibiam International Airport in Enugu, Chibunna Patrick Umeibe and Emeka Alphonsus Ezenwanne.
The agency in the charge filed by Joseph Sunday, NDLEA director of prosecution and legal services, before a federal high court in Abuja, accused Kyari and four other police officers of conspiracy, obstruction and dealing in cocaine worth 17.55 kilograms.
They will be arraigned before a Federal High Court in Abuja on March 8.
Earlier on Thursday March 3, the Federal Government announced that the process for extraditing Kyari to the US had commenced.