The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) on Thursday described as false, a claim that the life of the former Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari, was under threat.
The Service Public Relations Officer (SPRO), Mr Francis Enobore, said this in a statement in Abuja that the embattled super cop is safe in custody.
Enobore said the statement became necessary in order to prove a publication by an online media organisation alleging that Kyari was attacked by his fellow inmates wrong.
He said “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.
“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.”