The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has debunks reports that Peter Nwachukwu, husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi, and a suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala (a.k.a. Wadume), escaped from custody during attack on the Kuje Correctional facility in Abuja.
DIPLOMATIC DIARY reported that suspected terrorists had last week Tuesday attacked the Kuje Correctional facility and freed over 800 inmates including members of the Boko Haram and Islamic State West African Province, (ISWAP).
A Federal Capital Territory High Court had on June 3, ordered the remand of Osinachi’s husband at the Kuje Correctional facility in connection with the singer’s death in April.
Also, Hamisu Bala was arrested in August 2019 by the Intelligence Response Team over the alleged supply of arms and ammunition to terrorists.
Reports had gone viral on Tuesday that Osinachi’s husband, Peter Nwachukwu, as well as Wadume, escaped from the Kuje correctional facility when it was attacked last week
Reacting to the reports, Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, NCoS, Chukwuedo Humphrey, described the reports as “false, reckless and mischievous”.
He said the clarification became necessary in view of a publication by an online medium (not THEWILL) alleging that both Wadume and Osinachi’s husband escaped from the Kuje correctional facility.
“The story is false, reckless and mischievous. They are still in custody.
“Efforts are ongoing to recapture all fleeing inmates. The Controller-General, NCOs, Haliru Nababa, is determined to continue to upscale inmates’ welfare and safety”, he told newsmen in a chat.