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Nine Fleeing Inmates From Owerri Correctional Centre Re-Arrested In Ghana
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Nine Fleeing Inmates From Owerri Correctional Centre Re-Arrested In Ghana

The inmates were arrested by the Ada District Police Command in the Greater Accra Region and were suspected to be part of over 1,800 inmates that escaped from the Imo State Correctional earlier this month. According to the Police, the fleeing inmates were monitored following credible intelligence that they were about to cross the Volta River into Ada Foh on Sunday, April 18. They were eventually tracked to an area known as Clinic Junction Lorry Station from where they were arrested in Sprinter bus with registration number, ER 1657-14. They are Freedom Yusuf, 25; Emmanuel Obinnah Chiedozie, 27; Steve Eyenuku, 33; Enebeli Lucky, 29; Yommi Usmah, 29; Kelli Ekureni, 33; Obi Onuora, 38; Patrick Chanar, 47, and Bless Eyenuku, 25. They have been handed over to the Ghana Immigration S...
Incident At Bauchi Correctional Service Was Caused By A Mobile Phone – NCoS
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Incident At Bauchi Correctional Service Was Caused By A Mobile Phone – NCoS

A little skirmish broke out at the Bauchi State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service on Friday April 9, 2021. This emanated from the attempt of an officer to smuggle a mobile phone into the custodial centre, for the use of inmates. This is clearly illegal and against the rules. The officer has therefore been apprehended and is being interrogated. The scuffle occurred between the inmates who were to benefit from the illegal deal and other staff members who enforced the centre’s rules and regulations and busted the plan. However, two personnel and five inmates sustained injuries in the melee but have been treated and discharged from the facility’s medical unit. The restive inmates have also been put under control while the staff involved is undergoing interrogation, a...
Owerri Prison Break: 1,844 Inmates Escape, 35 Refuse To Go – NCoS
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Owerri Prison Break: 1,844 Inmates Escape, 35 Refuse To Go – NCoS

The headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed an attack on it custodial centre in Owerri in Imo state by unknown gunmen leading to escape of 1,844 inmates while 35 inmates refused to escape. In a statement made available to Blueprint Monday in Abuja, the Service spokesman, Francis Enobore, said the attackers stormed the facility at about 0215hrs on Monday 5th April, 2021, gained entrance into the yard by using explosives to blast the administrative block. “The Owerri Custodial Centre in Imo State has been attacked by unknown gunmen and forcefully released a total of 1,844 inmates in custody. “They were said to have arrived the centre in their large number in several Hilux pick-up vans and Sienna Buses armed with sophisticated weapons and immediatel...
Photos Of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Leaving Kuje Prison
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Photos Of Senator Orji Uzor Kalu Leaving Kuje Prison

Senate Chief Whip, Senator Orji Uzor Kalu has just been released from the Nigerian Correctional Service’ custody in Kuje, Abuja. This followed yesterday's order of the Federal High Court sitting in Lagos ordering the immediate release of the former Governor of Abia. Justice Mohammed Liman, who ordered Kalu’s release, also quashed the 12-year jail term imposed on him last December 5 by Justice Mohammed Idris. Here are moments the Abia North senator walked out from custody freely, as captured by Igbere TV.
Nigerian Correctional Service Denies Reports Of Releasing Maryam Sanda
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Nigerian Correctional Service Denies Reports Of Releasing Maryam Sanda

The Nigerian Correctional Service has denied reports that Maryam Sanda the woman convicted and sentenced to death by hanging for killing her husband, had been granted a Presidential pardon, and released from the Kuje maximum prison. Reports have been rife on social media that Sanda who stabbed her husband, Bilyaminu Bello, to death during an argument in their Abuja home in November 2017, joined the list of 2600 prisoners who were recently granted presidential pardon by President Buhari, last week. In a statement released today April 16th, the spokesman of the service, Augustine Njoku, denied the report. “The Service wa nts to categorically state that the news is fake and very unrealistic and an attempt to rubbish the good intention of the President towards decongesting the cust...
How Inmates Are Making Millions, Building Houses From Prison
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How Inmates Are Making Millions, Building Houses From Prison

Inside Nigerian prisons, some inmates are breaking new grounds and making millions of naira by venturing into productive ventures. The most outstanding are two inmates who took to agriculture and invested their earnings on education and transportation while still in the custodian centres set up by the authorities of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS). The two inmates have also become their families’ bread winners with one of them maintaining two of his children up to the university level. Although the NCoS did not disclose the record-breaking inmates’ identities, LEADERSHIP Friday learnt that one of them is at the Kaduna State Custodial Camp while the second, until recently, was kept at a similar facility in Enugu State. It was gathered that the inmate in Kaduna made well...
Nine prison officials suspended for helping ‘H-money’ pull off $1m scam from prison
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Nine prison officials suspended for helping ‘H-money’ pull off $1m scam from prison

Nine officers of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) have been suspended by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) after being implicated in the $1m scam pulled by off Hope Olusegun Aroke, an inmate serving a term of imprisonment in Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos. It was reported earlier that EFCC operatives arrested Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and Hemeson Edson Edwin who are both deputy controllers of the Nigerian Correctional Service, for allegedly giving exaggerated medical reports which warranted a convicted internet fraudster Hope Olusegun Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term to be given a referral to be treated outside the facility. Spokesman of the service, Controller of Corrections Francis Enobore who announced the su...
“Why I Sponsored Correctional Service Bill” – Senator Andy Uba
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“Why I Sponsored Correctional Service Bill” – Senator Andy Uba

Former Chairman of the Senate Committee on Interior, Senator Andy Uba says he sponsored the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019 because of his desire to see a total transformation in the management and administration of prisons in the country. President Muhammadu Buhari had on Wednesday, assented to the bill changing the name of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) into The Nigerian Correctional Service, Igbere TV reports. According to a statement from Ita Enang, Senior Special Assistant to the President on National Assembly Matters (Senate), the “Act repeals the Prisons Acts and changes the name from Nigeria Prisons Service to Nigerian Correctional Service, otherwise known as “the Correctional Service.” There are, according to the Act, two main faculties of the Correctiona...
Nigerian Prison Service changes its name to Nigerian Correctional Service
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Nigerian Prison Service changes its name to Nigerian Correctional Service

The Nigerian Prison Service has changed its name to Nigerian Correctional Service. The change in name follows the assent of President Buhari to the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill, 2019. The President also endorsed the change of name of Federal Universities of Agriculture, Makurdi into Joseph Sarwuan Tarka University, Makurdi, after the late Tiv politician, who was a senator in the Second Republic and a minister of communications in the Gowon era.

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