The Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, has stated that a panel has been set up to investigate the claims revealed by an investigation on the Ikoyi prisons.
The investigation was carried out by Fisayo Soyombo who spent days in the prison exposing the drug and prostitution going on, which is being run by warders.
A statement issued on Tuesday by Ahmed reads:
“The attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service has been drawn to allegations of drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping and cash and carry operations in Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos.
“In view of the gravity of the allegations, the Controller General, Ja’afaru Ahmed has set up a high powered panel to immediately commence full investigations into the matter in order to establish the authenticity of the report, identify and bring the culprits to book if found guilty of the allegations.
“The CG, who gave the directive in his office in Abuja today stated that the Service is willing to work with the general public as well as relevant stakeholders in the justice sector to actualize the policy objectives of transforming the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) into a modern reformatory institution that operates in line with best international practices,” the statement read.
He went on to speak on plans to arrest or harass Soyombo.
“Investigative journalists are partners, who seek the development of the nation, and called for more of such findings aimed at reforming the institution for better service delivery.
“He therefore called for more constructive engagement with the media and the general public with a view to strengthening the implementation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019,” he added.
The notorious serial killer, Gracious David-West, yesterday pleaded guilty to nine out of the 10 count charges preferred against him.
The suspect was arraigned before a Rivers State High Court on a 10-count charge bordering on conspiracy and murder at the Justice Adolphous Enebeli court in Port Harcourt.
“My Lord, I killed all other girls in the hotels but that one in Bendel Street, which is the 10th charge. I did not have in mind to kill her, I only tied her to the chair,” the accused told the court.
He, however, pleaded for forgiveness after pleading guilty to nine counts out of 10, stressing that he told the court the truth so he could be forgiven, and that he committed the crimes under satanic influence.
He added that the police seized his N60,000, necklace and wristwatch, urging the...
Former billionaire wife, Dabota Lawson has fulfilled her promise by giving disqualified BBNaija contestant Tacha a skincare kit.
Recall that during the BBNaija 2019 edition, it was loudly confirmed that Tacha has body odour. This was when she involved in an altercation with Mercy who called her out for it.
The altercation between both of them led to the disqualification of Tacha from the Pepper Dem Gang edition of the reality TV show.
Just weeks after the show ended, Dabota Lawson who promised to help Tacha out with her body odour, finally came through with the promise.
Below is a picture showing both of them with Tacha holding the gift received from Dabota.
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Nigerian cross-dresser, Bobrisky has reacted to the arrest by Dubai based big boy, Mompha.
Mompha got arrested at the Nnamdi Azikiwe Airport in Abuja on his way to Dubai where he is a Bureau De Change operator.
He's currently in the custody of the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, who allege that he was involved in some money laundering deal.
Well, Bobrisky who claims to have spoken to him a few days ago, took to social media to wish him well.
"I still find it to believe wat I read about you. I still spoke to you few days ago @mompha but it’s fine. Dis shall pass soon. May God see you through dis...