Nigerian Correctional Service Exposes Report of Smuggling of Alcohol into Centers


On Friday, The Enugu State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service exposed a report that its officers were smuggling Indian hemp and alcohol into its custodial centers.

Its Public Relations Officer, DSC Monday Chukwuemeka, stated in Enugu that the false and malicious allegation was published by an online medium.

“The attention of the Command has been drawn to a report alleging that the officer-in-charge of Enugu Custodial Centre heads a cartel smuggling Indian hemp, alcohol and mobile phones to inmates.

“The report is false, malicious and unpatriotic.

“The command under the leadership of Mr Nicholas Obiako, the Controller of Corrections in Enugu State stimulated a sting operation to entrench discipline among staff.

“It was conducted in conjunction with the officer-in-charge of custodial centers/stations in the Command, including the Enugu Custodial Centre.

Osmond Ifeoma, a staff in the center was arrested, at the Enugu Custodial Centre as he tried to smuggle some substances suspected to be Indian hemp into the center.

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