Prison Service reacts to reports DCP Abba Kyari was attacked by inmates.Adunni Adetola
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has responded to former Deputy Commissioner of Police Abba Kyari’s assertion that he was not safe in detention because he was endangered.
Kyari and three of his co-defendants requested through their counsel that Justice Emeka Nwite grant them bail, claiming that their lives were in danger at the Kuje Correctional Centre, where they were remanded.
On Thursday, it was reported that they had filed a new bail request in Federal High Court.
According to reports, Kyari had also been assaulted by several convicts, but he had averted death.
Mr Francis Enobore, the Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), responded by calling the claim that Kyari was assaulted by his fellow detainees “fake.”
He said the story is false, reckless and mischievous.
Enobore said the report was the handiwork of some jobless cheap recognition-seeking charlatans pretending to be newsmen, lacking in intellectual capacity to interrogate what they conjure or hear before disseminating it to the public.
According to him, “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.