Abba Kyari reportedly attacked by inmates in Kuje prison

Some aggrieved inmates at Kuje prison, have reportedly attacked the  embattled Deputy Commissioner of Police, Abba Kyari.

Internal documents and officials said the attack happened on Wednesday, May 4, months after Kyari was remanded following his ongoing trial for drug-related offences, according to Premium Times.

An official whose name was not mentioned said that the prisoners who wanted Kyari dead were about 190 and they are mostly in prison for drug offences.

After the attack, prison officials are reportedly considering moving Kyari to the custody of the State Security Service (SSS) from the Kuje prison.

The Kuje attackers claimed Kyari prosecuted them despite taking bribes from them.

The embattled senior police officer was allegedly rescued by officials and has since been kept in an isolated cell “under heavy protection, where no one sees him for fear of attack or poisoning.”

It was further alleged that Kyari has had to pay each of the aggrieved inmates N200,000 “to buy loyalty and peace.”

Nevertheless, sources cited by the newspaper said the aggrieved inmates have continued to threaten Kyari’s life even after the settlement.

It was stated that official recommendation has therefore been made that Kyari should be transferred out of Kuje to an SSS facility.

Meanwhile, the spokesperson for the Nigerian Correction Service, Francis Enobore, denied the attack on Kyari.

Enobore was quoted as saying: “I am not aware Abba Kyari paid anybody to secure his safety in prison.”

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