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Woman hides phone in soup for robber boyfriend, to beat prison officials in Ogun

An attempt by a mother of two children
to smuggle a phone to her boyfriend in prison custody has been foiled
by the officials of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) in Abeokuta, Ogun
State.

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The
33-year-old woman, Fatima Balogun who has been arrested by men of the
Special Intelligence Unit of the NPS, carried out the action on
Wednesday at the gate lodge of Abeokuta maximum Prisons in Ibara. .
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The
suspect confessed that she hid the phone which she bought for her
boyfriend identified as Ganiyu Ajibode, in the cooler of soup from the
Prisons officials. Balogun said she was a divorcee with two children
before she met Ganiyu about two years back. .
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The
suspect who said she lived in Fagba, Iju-Saga in Lagos, said she had
never visited the Prison since her boyfriend was remanded for armed
robbery six months ago. .
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The
Controller of Prisons, Ogun State command, CP Benson Abolade said the
action was a threat to national security, as the suspect was arrested
for trafficking in Prison, which he said was against the Prison
operation. .
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Fatima Balogun had hidden
the hidden the offending phone, wrapped in a cellophane paper, in the
stew because “I know they will not allow me to take it to him in the
prison.”

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