Prison Service reacts to report of attack on Abba Kyari in Kuje correctional centre

Former Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari claimed that he was not safe in detention because there was no threat to his life. The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has responded.

Kyari sought a Federal High Court for a new bail request on Thursday, according to reports.

Kyari and three of his co-defendants asked Justice Emeka Nwite to grant them bail because their lives were in danger at the Kuje Correctional Centre, where they were held.

Kyari was also reportedly beaten by some inmates, but he escaped death.

Mr Francis Enobore, the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), responded by calling the claim that Kyari was assaulted by his fellow detainees “fake.”

According to him, “the story is false, reckless and mischievous.”

Enobore said the report was 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.

He emphasized that Kyari was safe and sound and goes about his daily routine like any other inmate unharmed.


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