kirikiri inmate $1mn scam: NCoS suspends 9 personnel
The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the suspension of 3 officers and 6 other ranks of the Nigerian Correctional Service implicated in the alleged internet fraud, suspected to have been perpetrated by Hope Olusegun Aroke, an inmate serving a term of imprisonment in Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.
This is based on the preliminary report of the investigation panel earlier constituted by the Controller General of the Service, Jaáfaru Ahmed which indicted the officers of complexity in the scandal.
The Controller General who handed down the suspension order, noted that the task of correcting maladjusted persons in the society requires a measure of moral rectitude to make positive impact on offenders in custody. He therefore restates the irreversible commitment of the authority to ensure that those without adequate strength of character and integrity are not allowed to taint the sanctity of the Nigerian Correctional Service.
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National Library Promotes Reading Cultures in Prisons
The National Library of Nigeria(NLN) under the leadership of the chief executive officer Prof Lanre O. Aina, was in Sokoto Central Custodial Centre today 26th November,2019 on a 2019 Readership Promotion Campaign with a theme ‘Reading:a tool for empowering the vulnerable’.
The Chief executive officer who was represented at the occasion by the state coordinator Malam Zaki Jekada Tambuwal,stressed that, the main objectives of this national campaign is to encourage reading amongst Nigerian by ways of carrying out sensitization activities and provisions of good reading materials.
However,the chief executive officer added that,the campaign exercise is planned to sensitize the inmates at the Custodial Centres to imbibe the culture of reading.They are also to be supported with Books,which are carefully selected to meet the information needs at the Custodial Centres and to ensure that, the Nigerian correctional service Policy of restricted books, to the correctional centres is vehemently not abused.
Earlier in his welcome address,the Controller of Corrections,sokoto state command,CC Sabo Sama Tsafe,ably represented by the In-charge Sokoto Central Custodial Centre,DCC Idris Muhammed appreciated the giant stride of National Library of Nigeria for involving the inmates in their 2019 Readership Promotion Campaign,he stated that,this will add value to the existing programmes designed by the Nigerian correctional service towards Reformation,Rehabilitation and Reintegration of inmates back to the society.
Highlights of the occasion was the lecture Presentation,debates competition amongst the inmates,presentation of reading materials,wooden Shelve and food stuffs to the inmates, by the Visitors.
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Controllers Attend Corrections Course in Kaduna
The Assistant Controllers of Corrections Administrative and Management course kicks off at the Correctional Staff College Kaduna.
In his opening remark at the climate setting, ACG Mohammed Ibrahim Husseini admonished them to be serious as their set are lucky to be the pace Setters of this course.
The Commandant said “the Controller General of Corrections Ja’afaru Ahmed is committed to training and retraining of staff to improve on the level already attained”.
The course is designed for Assistant Controllers of Corrections for command roles as Heads of units, in charge of Custodial Centres, course coordinators in training schools and senior Administrative officers.
The course will also refresh the participants on previous administrative training on application of management principles in correctional institutions.
Some of the principal directing staff present at the climate setting are CC Ndeshi Mohammed, CC Abdulrahman mayaki, CC Isa Ali, CC Ogwude CC Abdulkamal A Yusuf and Dr Bello.
Highlight of the program was election of the course officials as ACC Tukura Yamma Yusuf emerged as the course leader while ACC Hadiza Inna Aminu was elected as the assistant course leader.
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