The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has described as fake news reports claiming that suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, was attacked by inmates at the Kuje Correctional center.
Premium times ran a report claiming over 100 inmates attacked Kyari over claims that he collected bribe from them when he was still in office and still sent them to prison. Kyari who was also in court on Thursday, May 25, for continuation of his drug-related trial asked the court to grant him bail on grounds that his life was in danger in the correctional center.
Reacting to this claim, the spokesperson of the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Francis Enobore, in a statement released, dismissed the report.
Read the statement below…
”The story is false, reckless and mischievous. It is the handiwork of some jobless cheap recognition-seeking charlatans masquerading as newsmen, lacking in intellectual capacity to interrogate what they conjure or hear before feeding the public.
That the author is completely oblivious of where and how detention of a suspect originates speaks volume of his ineptitude and the much his story can be relied upon.
For the record, Abba Kyari is one of the over 800 inmates in the location where he is being kept.
However, notable individuals including Ex-Governors, Ministers, Senators and other celebrities of higher social status have passed through the same facility without any threat to their lives” he said
Enobore said that the authorities of the NCoS do not and had no course to request for the transfer of Abba Kyari or indeed, any inmate to any other detention center outside its jurisdiction.
He emphasized that Kyari was safe and sound and goes about his daily routine like any other inmate unharmed.
“Those playing pranks with his detention are warned to desist from such unpatriotic acts as they may be asked, through formal litigation, to justify their statement.
The Controller-General, NCoS, Haliru Nababa, is determined to continue to upscale inmates’ welfare, safe and humane custody with fervour.
Therefore, he will not be distracted by inane publications, “Enobore said