Nigerian Correctional Service has yesterday debunked the media reports that the suspended and suspected International fraudster and drug baron, DCP Abba Kyari was attacked by over 100 inmates who intended to take his life.
Abba Kyari’s lawyer, Onyechi Ikpeazu (SAN) filed an application yesterday at the Federal High Court in Abuja on the ground that the detained DCP’s life is under threat at the correctional facility where he’s being kept.
Barrister Onyechi Ikeazu begged the court to consider the bail application in the interest of Justice in order to save his client life.
Barrister Joseph Nbona, the prosecuting counsel opposed the bail application on the ground that he was not served a copy, adding, he was hearing the application for the first time in the court.
Francis Enobore, Spokesperson to the Nigerian Correctional Service, in a statement as captured by Legit News media, said Abba Kyari was never attacked and life not under threat as speculated.
“Enobore describing the report as false, reckless and mischievous said Kyari is one of the over 800 inmates in the location where he is being kept with some notable individuals.
“Abba Kyari in same location with governors, ministers, other top Nigerian According to Enobore, some of the individuals in the location including ex-governors, ministers, senators and other celebrities of higher social status have passed through the same facility without any threat to their lives”, Legit News media quote the Prisons spokesperson
“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”, Francis Enobore added.
It would be recalled there were reports in the media that detained DCP Abba Kyari narrowly escaped death from some aggrieved inmates who accused him of taking bribes while in active service.