The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) on Thursday denied that suspended Abba Kyari, a Deputy Commissioner of Police, was attacked by his fellow inmates in Kuje Prison.

The Controller of Correctional Service, Francis, Enobore, in a press statement, described the story, which emanated from an online media as, a “fake news paddler.”

According to the story, authorities of the Service were considering transferring Abba Kyari to SSS custody after he was attacked by over 100 inmates.

Enobore further stated: “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 the detention of a suspect originates speaks volumes 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.”

Enobore further noted that authorities of the NCoS did not and had no reason to request for the transfer of Abba Kyari or indeed, any inmate to any other detention centre outside its jurisdiction.

“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,” said Enobore.


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