The report-making round that suspected kidnap kingpin, Hamisu Bala, also known as Wadume and Peter Nwachukwu, husband of late gospel singer, Osinachi escaped during the recent attack on Kuje Custodial Centre, Abuja has been dismissed by the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS).
The spokesman of the FCT Command, NCoS, Chukwuedo Humphrey, on Tuesday confirmed that the suspects are still in custody.
There had been claims that Peter and Wadume escaped during an attack July 5th attack on Kuje custodial centre.
Humphrey said he had to dispel the reports making round because of the claims that Wadume and Osinachi’s husband escaped.
He said, “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.”
Recall that a Federal Capital Territory High Court ordered the remand of Osinachi’s husband at Kuje custodial centre following the singer’s death in April.
The Intelligence Response Team arrested Hamisu Bala in August 2019 over the alleged supply of arms and ammunition to terrorists.