Suspended Commander of the Inspector General of Police Intelligence Response Team, Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, has again been linked to another drug-related issue, Vanguard newspaper is reporting.
According to the newspaper, the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency has launched a probe into the seized but missing drugs.
Recall that Kyari and four other Officers in his team were arrested for involvement in a drug-related issue in January.
They were reported to have used their offices to get drug couriers and cabals their passages through the Akanu Ibiam International Airport, Enugu.
On the latest development, the Vanguard is reporting that the large quantity of Tramadol, with estimated street value of N3 billion, was seized in Lagos, with Kyari and his team not disclosing the development to the NDLEA.
The team was reported to have seized the large consignment of Tramadol in a warehouse at Amuwo-Odofin area of Lagos.
The consignment was imported into Nigeria by an individual who claimed to be a pharmacist.
The IRT, it was learnt, allegedly got wind of the consignment and stormed the warehouse where the illegal drug was stocked, leading to the seizure.
Multiple sources at the NDLEA said the agency ordinarily should have been told of the alleged seizure, which was said to have taken place last year, saying the Kyari team did not do do.
The source told Vanguard: “What this means is that the IRT may have sold the consignment of Tramadol to a cartel after storming the Amuwo Odofin warehouse and seizing the Tramadol.
“We have launched a probe into the case, with a view to getting to the root of the matter.”