Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Martins Kure Abeshi
It was drama in Kano as wife of the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Immigration Service (NIS) Martins Kure Abeshi, Blessing Bulus, allegedly assaulted a deputy superintendent of the service, one Hassan Mustapha Saleh, at the Nigeria Immigration Training School in Kano. According to a report by Dailytrust, the misunderstanding, took place on Thursday, April 7, 2016. It was gathered Blessing who is the third wife of the CG, is among new recruits into the service currently undergoing training in the school. Trouble started when Mr. Saleh, a lecturer at the training school, saw Blessing sitting on the staircase of U.K. Umar block while her colleagues were taking their lectures in their respective classes.
Recalling the incident, the witness said, “I overheard Mr. Saleh directing the lady to go back to her class from a far distance but she refused. On reaching the staircase, he stopped and inquired why she was sitting there while lectures were on and therefore ordered her to go back to the lecture hall, but instead of obeying his directives, the lady shouted at him. And when the lecturer responded, the lady started raining abusive words on him before she finally grabbed at his neck and gave him a slap. She slapped him about five times before she finally tore his shirt.”
It was also gathered that the lady has been very troublesome and always trying to show off because of the husband's position. A witness said this was the second time that officers of the service were having trouble with the lady, saying about two weeks earlier, another senior officer of the service; the chief inspector and dean of discipline of the school, Dalhatu Gwarzo had a problem with the lady and was summoned to Abuja to clear his name before the CG.
Another source revealed that a 7-man investigative panel headed by an assistant comptroller was constituted to investigate the matter involving the woman and the senior officer. It was revealed that the panel queried the officer who confessed that he retaliated after she pointed fingers at him.
He said he pushed her hand away and she hit him. The committee concluded that the officer assaulted her first and also that he was not in uniform when the incident happened. The officer, according to the committee, ought to have reported her to the school authority especially because he was not wearing a uniform when the whole incident happened.
The source, who is also a senior officer in the service, lamented what he described as “the typically unruly behaviour” of the lady, saying, “Although the eldest son of the CG is also undergoing training in the school as an assistant inspector, he does not behave the way this lady behaves. Unlike the lady, the boy is calm and will never brag because his father is the CG.”
The source added that if it were somebody else and not the CG’s wife that was involved she would have been severely dealt with.