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Female visitor nabbed for smuggling drugs into Kuje custodial centre

The suspect will be handed over to NDLEA for further investigation.

• July 10, 2024
kuje prison
kuje prison {Credit – Premium Times]

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) FCT Command has apprehended a lady, Precious Yusuf, who was trying to push drugs to inmates of the medium-security custodial centre in Kuje, Abuja.

This is contained in a statement by the command public relations officer (CPRO), Samson Duza, on Wednesday in Abuja.

Mr Duza said that the lady came into the Kuje custodial centre on Tuesday, July 9, disguising herself as a visitor to an inmate.

He said that 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.

“The culprit confessed to having been sent to bring this to an inmate of the custodial centre,” he said.

Mr 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.

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

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.


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