Mrs. Ramatu Kyari, the wife of suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, DCP; Abba Kyari, fainted and slumped at the Federal High Court in Abuja today.
Mrs. Kyari slumped shortly after the trial judge, Justice Emeka Nwite, deferred ruling on applications filed by DCP Kyari and six other people charged with drug trafficking with him to be released on bail pending the outcome of the case against them.
She allegedly collapsed on the floor as armed operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA, led Mr. Kyari and others away from the courtroom.
The middle-aged woman was quickly carried and rushed inside one of the court’s offices on the third floor by NDLEA officials and lawyers.
The NDLEA today urged the court to deny bail to Mr. Kyari and all other defendants.
The agency told the court that if Mr.Kyari, the head of the Police Intelligence Response Team, IRT, was released from custody, he would flee the country and be unavailable for trial.
The case was then adjourned for further hearing by the judge.