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The Nigerian Correctional Service has suspended from Service, Deputy Controller of Corrections, Abubakar Mohammed Sani, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over alleged recruitment scam.

Nigerian Corrections suspends deputy controller over ‘recruitment scam’

The Nigerian Correctional Service has suspended from Service, Deputy Controller of Corrections, Abubakar Mohammed Sani, who was arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, (EFCC) over alleged recruitment scam.
“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

Correctional Service commences housing estates construction for staff

The Controller General, Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, says the Service has commenced its housing estate construction for staff nationwide.
About 126 officers and men of the Nigerian Corrections Service, Akwa Ibom State command have been promoted to various positions.

126 Corrections officers promoted in Akwa Ibom

About 126 officers and men of the Nigerian Corrections Service, Akwa Ibom State command have been promoted to various positions.
“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

Jailbreak: NCoS gives N1.3 million gift to five injured officers

Five personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service have received the total sum of N1, 327,500 after sustaining varying degrees of injuries while preventing a jailbreak at the Kaduna custodial centre on March 31, 2020.

PRAWA trains correctional service officers on handling violators

A nongovernment organization, Prisoners Rehabilitation and Welfare Action, PRAWA, Tuesday, organised capacity building for Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, officers on handling violators of Coronavirus, COVID-19 lockdown order.
More details emerged, yesterday of how inmates at the Sapele Prisons, Delta State, overwhelmed authorities of the facility during Monday’s attempted jail break, in which two inmates escaped.

How prison inmates overwhelmed security men in Delta

More details emerged, yesterday of how inmates at the Sapele Prisons, Delta State, overwhelmed authorities of the facility during Monday’s attempted jail break, in which two inmates escaped.
Justice Marshal Umukoro, Chief Judge, Delta State.

Delta releases 73 prison inmates

The Chief Judge of Delta, Justice Marshal Umukoro, on Wednesday, released 73 inmates at the Ogwashi-Uku and Agbor Correctional Centres in Delta.
Amnesty International

Coronavirus: Amnesty urges decongestion of prisons in Africa

As cases of coronavirus increase in sub-Saharan Africa, authorities in the region must take urgent action to protect inmates from COVID-19 by decongesting the prisons, Amnesty International has said.
“The Controller-General of NCoS, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed, assures the public that the service will ensure the safety and humane containment of inmates in our custody,” he said.

Correctional Service: Maryam Sanda still in custody

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has dismissed report that Maryam Sanda had been granted presidential pardon.
The head of the agency, Ja’afaru Ahmed, 51,983 inmates are awaiting trial out of the prison’s total population of 73, 726 inmates. That is about 70 per cent of the total.

70% of Nigerian prisoners held without trial – Correctional chief

At least three-quarters of Nigeria’s total prison population are inmates serving time without being sentenced, the Nigerian Correctional Service said this on Thursday.
Minister of Interior Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, who made the announcement in Abuja at a world press conference, explained that in arriving at the amnesty various issues were looked at and several options considered.

President Buhari grants amnesty to 2,600 prisoners nationwide

President Muhammadu Buhari has granted amnesty to 2,600 prisons inmates in all the Correctional Centres in the country.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Nigeria: What we’re doing to prevent virus outbreak at prisons – minister

The federal government is making plans to release some prison inmates as apart of measures to reduce the spread of COVID-19 within the correctional facilities (prisons), the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, said on Wednesday.
The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, announced this on Thursday in Abuja through a statement issued by the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Interior, Mrs Georgina Ehuriah.

Coronavirus: Minister wants speedy decongestion of prisons

The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has called for the quick decongestion of correctional centres in Nigeria to avert the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19) to the facilities.

Correctional Service: No jailbreaks in 2019

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it did not record any jailbreak in the country in 2019.

Senator Kalu, Olisa Metuh, others enjoy special security attention

The Nigeria Correctional Services has beefed up security in the Kuje Correctional Centre in Abuja, which is housing high-profile convicts, including former Abia State governor Orji Uzor Kalu, and former Plateau State governor, Joshua Dariye. \

Nigeria approves new uniform for correctional service

The Federal Government has approved new uniform for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) to reflect its new name.

22 former Boko Haram members write WAEC exam from prison

The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, has disclosed that no fewer than 22 de-radicalized former members of Boko Haram have sat for the Senior School Certificate Examination, WAEC.

Five inmates electrocuted, seven others injured at Ikoyi prison

Five inmates of the Ikoyi Medium Security Custodial Centre have been electrocuted to death and seven severely injured when an electrical fault occurred on Monday morning in the cell in which they were locked up.

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Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has remanded one Vincent Harrison Chukwuemeka, an alleged serial Facebook hacker, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service following his arraignment on one count charge of fraud to the tune of N407, 000 fraud.

Court sends serial Facebook hacker to prison

Justice Agatha Okeke of the Federal High Court sitting in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, has remanded one Vincent Harrison Chukwuemeka, an alleged serial Facebook hacker, in the custody of the Nigerian Correctional Service following his arraignment on one count charge of fraud to the tune of N407, 000 fraud.

Bishop Kukah flays bandits’ attack on Katsina village

The Catholic Bishop of Sokoto Diocese, Bishop Hassan Kukah, has condemned the attack and killing of some villagers at Gidan Namune, Katsina State on Tuesday.
Senate President, Dr. Abubakar Bukola Saraki, has said that the Senate on resumption of plenary will further probe the NNPC on diversion of dividends from the Nigerian Liquefied Natural Gas (NLNG).

Senator Saraki cautions PDP chairman against Interfering with reconciliation drive

Former Senate President, Dr Bukola Saraki, has cautioned the National Chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP), Prince Uche Secondus, against interfering with the party’s ongoing reconciliation efforts.