The Nigerian Correctional Service on Tuesday debunked the rumoured escape of Peter Nwachukwu, the husband of the late gospel singer, Osinachi Nwachukwu.
The service dismissed reports that Peter escaped with Boko Haram insurgents and other inmates declared missing when the Kuje Medium Custodial Centre was attacked last Tuesday.
Punch Metro reported that Peter was remanded at the Kuje Correctional facility by a High Court in Abuja on June 3, pending the hearing and determination of the homicide-related suit against him by the Attorney General of the Federation.
Speaking with Newsmen on the alleged escape of Nwachukwu, the Public Relations Officer of the Service, Umar Abubakar, said there was no iota of truth in the report.
”I was with him in the morning because we had to check out the profiles of escapees again, again and reconcile with those recaptured.
“There was no way high profile inmates would escape because where would they run to, and where would they hide?
“I even asked my FCT Public Relations Officer, Humphrey Chukwuendo when I saw the report why is it that some people just sit down and concort unverified reports. I think it is time we take steps to address this issue,“ he was quoted by The Nation.