The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) has dismissed reports that Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late gospel singer Osinachi, and an alleged kidnapping kingpin, Hamisu Bala (also known as Wadume), escaped custody during the breakout. on July 5 at Kuje Custody Center, Abuja. .
Public Relations Officer, FCT Command, NCS, Chukwuedo Humphrey, told the Nigerian News Agency (NAN) on Tuesday in Abuja that the two inmates were still in custody.
Some media reports claimed that Osinachi’s husband and Wadume escaped during the detention center attack.
NAN reports that the terrorists, who attacked the detention center, released about 879 inmates.
Humphrey said the clarification became necessary in light of an online media post alleging that Wadume and Osinachi’s husband escaped.
“The story is false, reckless, and mischievous. They are still in custody.
“Efforts are underway to recover all the fleeing inmates.
“The Comptroller General, NCS, Haliru Nababa, is determined to continue to improve the welfare and safety of inmates,” he said.
The NAN reports that a Federal Capital Territory High Court ordered the preventive detention of Osinachi’s husband at the detention center in connection with the singer’s death in April.
Hamisu Bala was arrested in August 2019 by the Intelligence Response Team for allegedly supplying weapons and ammunition to terrorists.