The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has said a publication by an online media alleging that DCP Abba Kyari was attacked by fellow inmates is false.
In a statement made available to journalist by NCoS PRO, Francis Enobore, it said the authorities did not and has no course to request for the transfer of Abba Kyari or indeed, any inmate to any other detention centre outside its jurisdiction because there is no justification for such request.
“The attention of the authorities of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has been drawn to a publication by an online media organisation alleging that Abba Kyari, an inmate in one of the custodial centres, was attacked by his fellow inmates.
“The fake news paddler further stated that the authorities of the Service was considering transferring Abba Kyari to SSS custody.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 and 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.
“The authorities of the NCoS did not and has no course to request for the transfer of Abba Kyari or indeed, any inmate to any other detention centre outside its jurisdiction because there is no justification for such request.
“Abba Kyari is 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,” NCos said.
NCoS stated further that the Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, mni is determined to continue to upscale inmates’ welfare, safety and humane custody with fervour and therefore will not be distracted by inane publications.