The Controller-General of the Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS, Haliru Nababa has initiated a high-level disciplinary process into an alleged illicit marriage between the officer in command of the Suleja Custodial Centre, AbdulRahman Musa, an Assistant Controller of Corrections, and the spouse of an inmate in his centre.
The inmate (names withheld) is at the moment awaiting trial on the facility on expenses of armed theft and possession of unlawful firearms.
It was learnr that whereas his spouse had been visiting him frequently, she was mentioned to have just lately complained to family that she may not bear the agony of getting her husband behind bars indefinitely and that she can be prepared to file for a divorce.
According to Vanguard, the troubled inmate had consequently approached the officer in cost, ACC Musa to assist speak to the spouse and make her see cause whereas she ought to preserve religion with him, the husband.
It was reported that ACC Musa took benefit of the scenario to lure the emotionally-deprived spouse to his mattress.
“Having gotten her pregnant, he then proceeded to tie the knots with her without even his own Personal Assistant knowing. He did everything in secret to the point that not a single personnel knew about it,” a supply said.
Consequently, ACC Musa on resumption from his wedding ceremony had approached the inmate and given him N10, 000 whereas advising him to neglect his spouse, saying “she is a useless woman.”
When the troubled husband returned to the “yard”, he was mentioned to have narrated his plight to his fellow inmates who grew to become infuriated and began singing protest songs.
While ACC Musa tried to calm the scenario down, the offended inmates had been reported to have bathed him with faeces and urine.
Meanwhile, the Federal Capital Territory FCT Command of the NCoS mentioned it has begun an investigation into allegations of an intimate relationship between ACC Musa and the spouse of an inmate underneath custody at Suleja Custodial Centre.
Command Controller of Corrections, Dr AbdulRahman Maiyaki, disclosed this in an announcement signed by the Command’s spokesperson, Chukwuedo Humphrey.
Part of the assertion reads; “Controller Maiyaki upon getting the report has further informed the Controller General of Nigerian Correctional Service, Haliru Nababa mni, and acting upon the directives of the Controller General, has instituted a full-blown investigation into the matter and also for unhindered access to investigation and justice, Mr Musa has been deployed out of Suleja Custodial centre.
“The Controller wishes to assure all parties involved that upon the report of the investigation, justice will be served as the service does not hide any staff who paints the behaviour and good morals of the service in a bad light.
“He further encouraged members of the public to continue to have faith in the officers and men of the command as they are doing their best in ensuring that the inmates under their custody are effectively reformed and upon discharge, become better citizens in the society.”