Embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari has refused to eat food prepared by operatives of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency.
Kyari who is currently being held inside his cell at Gambia Street, Area 11, Garriki, Abuja, NDLEA sources said had been relying on food brought by a yet-to-be-identified friend, instead of eating what was prepared for him and other inmates inside the cell.
It was gathered that the once respected and highly rated police officer confided in his fellow cellmates that he didn’t trust whatever officials of the agency would give him because he wants to be alive to declare his innocence over the allegations against him.
It was also learned that almost 24 hours after he was declared wanted by the agency and later arrested by the police and handed over to them, no visitor has been allowed to see him and four other personnel of the IGP team.
This, according to sources, is based on directives from NDLEA boss, Buba Marwa, that none of the suspects should be allowed to receive visitors until the agency completes investigations into allegations against them.
However, NDLEA spokesman, Femi Babafemi, was quoted as saying that the suspects were being fed as and when due and that no one was starving them.
“We allowed Kyari ‘s family members to bring his food based on a special request,’’ said Babafemi