Abba Kyari: No special treatment in Kuje prison

Kuje Prison authorities said there would be no special treatment for Suspended Deputy Commissioner of Police (DCP) Abba Kyari or the four other officers in their custody.

Kyari and his accomplices are facing trial over an alleged cocaine deal.

However, the authorities assured Nigerians that they are safe in their custody.

Justice Emeka Nwike of the Federal High Court in Abuja, on Monday, ruled that Kyari and the others standing trial before him be taken to Kuje Custodial Centre.

Nike said the National Drug Laws Enforcement Agency (NDLEA) had placed sufficient materials before the court to warrant the refusal of bail for Kyari and his co-defendants.

Kyari and six others facing drug trafficking charges have been kept in NDLEA facilities since their arrest.

Other former members of the Police IRT Unit denied bail by the court are Assistant Commissioner of Police (ACP) Sunday Abia, Inspector Simon Agirgba, Inspector John Nuhu and James Bawa.

The Kuje Prison authorities dismissed insinuations that the suspended police officers could be harmed in the facility.

Spokesman of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS), Mr Humphrey Chukwuendo, said: “The facility is safe. We have all the security apparatus here: the army is there, the police, the Department of State Services (DSS) and our men.

“So, if anyone is saying the facility is not safe, is it from internal incursion or external invasion? We are here as professionals and we will do our jobs to the best of our ability.”



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