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NCoS Not Detaining Army General Illegally

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The attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service, FCT Command, has been drawn to a report by a whistle blowing group demanding for the release of the former Group Managing Director and Executive Vice Chairman of the Nigerian Army Properties Limited, Maj. Gen. Umaru Muazu Mohammed, purporting that he was detained without a warrant.

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DSC AS Duza Public Relations Officer Nigerian Correctional Service FCT Command in a statement issued on Tuesday stated equivocally that the Service is a responsible security agency set up by the laws of the federation, with the mandate of keeping the legally interned.

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He further said the Nigerian Correctional Service only admits persons legally interned by a competent court of law or a military court martial.

He noted that in the case of the said General, he was legally detained by a military court martial, with a valid warrant.

“It is rather unfortunate for the said group, acting without knowledge of how the system works, to feed the public with false information bourne out of crass ignorance.”

“Asking the Nigerian Correctional Service to release the Major General who was legally interned by a military court martial, is a aberration to the criminal justice process.”

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He however noted that the FCT command of the Nigerian Correctional Service enjoined the public to disregard the call by the said group as it is committed to safe and humane custody of all persons committed in its care.

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