NCoS destroys prohibited items worth over ₦150m
Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has destroyed confiscated items from various Custodial Centers across the nation worth over One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira (₦150,000,000) at its national headquarters, Abuja.
The prohibited items which include, phones, sim cards, laptops, hard drugs, power banks, and other electronic devices destroyed were considered contraband for inmates in custody.
Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa said the items were seized overtime via the proactive measures and routine search of cells by officers and men of the Service.
In a communique, signed by the Public Relations Officers, (PRO), of the Service, Abubakar Umar, Nababa before setting the items ablaze, said this is in fulfillment of Sections 51 & 52 of the Service Standing Orders (SO), he thereafter thanked the Officers for their display of professionalism and assured the general public that the Service will not relent in efforts, towards ridding all Custodial Centers of prohibited items.
Nababa further said the 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.”