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Correctional Service seizes, destroys N150m contrabands from inmates

by Our Reporter
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) yesterday said it had destroyed some seized/confiscated items from various custodial centers across the country.
The service said the items it destroyed at its national headquarters in Abuja were estimated at over N150,000,000.

NCoS Public Relations Officer Abubakar Umar said the prohibited items were seized from inmates over a period of time through the proactive measures and routine search of the cells by officers and men of the service.

Umar listed the destroyed items as cell phones, SIM cards, laptops, hard drugs, power banks and other electronic devises considered as contraband for inmates in custody.

In a statement, the NCoS spokesman explained that the Controller General of Corrections (CGC), Haliru Nababa, said the destruction of the contraband was in fulfillment of sections 51 and 52 of the Service Standing Orders (SO).
The CGC thanked the officers for their display of professionalism and assured the public that the service would not relent in efforts to rid all custodial centres of prohibited items.

Umar said: “Nababa further stressed that searching of cells will be a continuous exercise to ensure that inmates in custody comply with standard operating procedures which give room for rehabilitation and reformatory programmes to thrive.

“According to him, returning the inmates back to the society as self-sustained persons and employers of labour is paramount in the agenda of the service at this time.”

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