Crime Watch

Female visitor arrested for allegedly trying to supply drugs in Kuje prison

Nigerian Correctional Service, (NCS) has disclosed that its officials arrested a lady, Precious Yusuf for attempting to traffic drugs in Kuje Correctional Facility, Abuja.

Public Relations Officer, FCT Command of NCS, Samson Duza announced her arrest in a statement on Wednesday, 10th of July in Abuja.

He said the suspect came into the Kuje custodial centre on Tuesday, July 9 disguised as a visitor to an inmate and proceeded to push illicit substances to inmates of the medium Security Custodial Centre.

Duza said it was during the usual routine search by officers of the centre that items suspected to be Indian hemp, and other dangerous drugs concealed in food packs in a carton were recovered.

According to the spokesperson; “The culprit confessed to having been sent to bring this to an inmate of the custodial centre”.

Duza quoted the Controller, FCT Command, Ibrahim Usman as ordering that the suspect be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution.

Usman, however, warned drug peddlers to desist from trying to smuggle illicit substances into the custodial centres in the guise of visits’ saying that officers and men were on alert to deflate such plots.

He called on the general public and well-meaning Nigerians to support the Service in its reformatory pursuit to keep society safe while assuring the public of safe custody of those legally interned.