The Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS) Kuje Prisons branch has come out to debunk claims that, they are still holding unto Uzor Orji Kalu because of vested interests.
The prison said the delay is due to the yet to be fullfilled protocols, necessary for his release.
In a report by Vanguard, the Public Relations Officer of the service, DCC Austin Njoku, said in a telephone interview that, the service is yet to get a copy of the Supreme Court judgment, that ordered for the release of the Uzor Kalu.
“How can we refuse to release him? What is our business with the judgement of the court? We have no business in keeping anybody at will.
“We were not at the Supreme Court. Our own is when they bring the papers for us to release him. The judgement was just on Friday. If papers are transmitted and his name is mentioned as someone to be released, we will release him.
“We do not keep people against the law. The law does not permit us to do that. We have no business in keeping him. If they bring the papers to us, we will authenticate the papers to ascertain that it is from a reliable source and we will release him.” He said.
Reports online tend to suggest Kalu is still being held at the prisons because he was only a respondent, instead of an appellant to the case decided by Supreme court on friday.