Report accusing Correctional officers of extorting remanded suspects untrue – NCoS

August 11, 2022 Bode Olagoke 0

Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has denied a media reports accusing its officers of extorting money before admitting remanded suspects in custody, describing it as “unfounded, malicious and untrue.” An online platform had reported cases of extortion by some NCoS officials. In a statement signed Thursday in Abuja by the Service spokesman CSC Umar Abubakar, urged the public to disregard the Read More

Correctional centres impacting on inmates’ lives – Nyoroh

December 27, 2021 Blueprint 0

The National Chaplain Roman Catholic of the Nigerian Correctional Service Abuja, Rev. Fr. Victor Nyoroh has said the current reforms in the Nigerian Correctional Centres have affected many inmates positively. The Catholic chaplain stated this when the chaplaincy in collaboration with the Feed One Initiative and other partner non-governmental organisations during the Christmas charity visit to the Suleja Correctional Centre Read More

Jailbreak: NCoS recaptures 21 Jos prison inmates

December 7, 2021 Blueprint 0

At least, 21 of the 262 of the correctional service inmates who escaped from the Jos custodial centre after gunmen attacked the facility, have now been recaptured. The spokesperson of the command, Geofrey Longdiem, stated this Tuesday in Jos. Some 262 inmates escaped from the facility on November 28, but the interior ministry said 10 of them had been recaptured. Read More

Presidential c’ttee releases 122 inmates in Kwara

November 2, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion has released 122 children from the Borstal Training Institute in Ilorin, Kwara state. The committee led by its chairperson, Ishaq Bello, the immediate-past and Chief Judge of the Federal Capital Territory (FCT) High Court, facilitated the release of the children during their visit to the borstal institution Weekend. The Federal Ministry of Read More

Presidential c’ttee visits Ilorin prison, frees 5 inmates

October 21, 2021 Kehinde Osasona 0

The Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion has set freed a total of eleven inmates (Both males and females) from the Maximum Security Correctional Centre in Ilorin, Kwara state. The committee which was led by its chairman and former Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice I.U Bello, had in furtherance of its mandate Tuesday, commenced the exercise Read More

Akeredolu calls for urgent restructuring of Nigeria

October 3, 2021 Barnabas Olabisi 0

Following rate of criminality and security challenges facing the nation, Govenor, Oluwarotimi Akeredolu, of Ondo state has called for urgent restructuring of the country in the best interest of all. Governor Akeredolu, speaking over the weekend in Akure, Ondo state capital during the commemoration anniversary of the 61st  anniversary of the country said the current system adopted in the county does Read More

Gunmen attack church, kill 1, abduct 3 others in Kogi

September 19, 2021 Oyibo Salihu 0

Barely one week after gunmen attacked custodial centre in Kabba where a soldier and a policeman were killed and over two hundred inmates were set free, another gunmen on Sunday morning  attacked ECWA Church in Okedayo along Kabba – Okene road in Kogi state. The attackers according to source stormed the Church in the morning when Church service has commenced Read More

Nababa’s correctional service and Nigeria’s security challenge

September 16, 2021 Francis Uyi Osemwengie 0

Insecurity in Nigeria has taken a horrifying dimension, in fact beyond what it was in the late 90’s and early 2000 when security challenges bothered merely on house burglary, pocket or bag-snatching at busy street corners, robbery with light weapons, cultism or cult activities, especially at night. We also experienced car snatching at gun point, amongst other unwholesome activities such Read More