Prison officials have stated that suspended police officer Abba Kyari and others who have been placed in Kuje prison for their ongoing drug trafficking trial would not receive any preferential treatment.
Kyari and others are safe at Kuje jail, according to officials, who also refuted claims that they may be harmed.
Mr Humphrey, Public Relations Officer of the Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service, revealed that Kyari and the other Police officers would be held in awaiting trial cells and would be closely monitored by various security agencies assigned to protect them. He also stated that prison authorities do not treat anyone differently.
The statement was as follows:
“The case is a normal procedure for us. He is being kept where awaiting trials persons are and his co- Defendants as well. We are surprised that someone said he is not safe. How can someone said the facility is not safe…is it in his house that the inmates would be safe?
“The facility is a safe facility, we have all the security apparatus here, the army is there, the police, the DSS and our men. So if anyone is saying the facility is not safe…is it from internal incursion of external incursion. We are here as professionals and we will do our jobs to the best of our ability.”