Haliru Nababa, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has taken a disciplinary order regarding the circumstances leading to an unacceptable marriage contract between the Officer in Charge of the Suleja Custodial Centre, AbdulRahman Musa, an Assistant Controller of Corrections and the wife of an inmate under his custody.
The inmate is presently awaiting trial at the facility on charges of armed robbery and illegal possession of firearms.
The wife had been visiting her husband in the facility regularly until she was said to have recently complained to her husband’s relatives that she could no longer bear the agony of having her husband behind bars indefinitely and that she would be willing to file for a divorce.
The troubled inmate had also approached Musa, the officer in charge, to help talk to the wife and make her see reasons she should be patient and not end their marriage.
“Haven 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 source said.
Consequently, ACC Musa on resumption from his wedding had approached the inmate and gave him N10, 000 while advising him to forget his wife, saying “she is a useless woman.”
When the troubled husband returned to the “yard”, he was said to have narrated his plight to his fellow inmates who became exasperated and starting singing protest songs.
While ACC Musa made to calm the situation down, the angry inmates were reported to have bathed him with faeces and urine.
Sources said that the prison warden has now been redeployed to Kano state with immediate effect.