NCoS destroys prohibited items worth over N150m


By Palma Ileye

Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, has destroyed seized/confiscated items from various Custodial Centers across the nation worth over One Hundred and Fifty Million Naira, ₦150,000,000 at the National Headquarters, Abuja.

According to a press release issued yesterday by the NCoS, National Public Relations Officer, ACC Abubakar Danlami Umar, the prohibited items which were seized over time via the proactive measures and routine search of cells by officers and men of the Service includes cell phones, sim cards, laptops, hard drugs, power banks and other electronic devises considered as contraband for inmates in custody.

The Controller General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa before setting the items ablaze said this was in fulfillment of Sections 51 & 52 of the Service Standing Orders, SO.

Nababa thereafter thanked the Officers for their display of professionalism and assured the general public that the Service will not relent in efforts, towards ridding all Custodial Centers of prohibited items.

He further stressed that searching of cells will be a continuous exercise to ensure that inmates in Custody comply with standard operating procedures which give room for rehabilitation and Reformatory Programmes to thrive.

The NCoS boss also stated that returning the inmates back to the society as self-sustained persons and employers of labour was paramount in the agenda of the Service at this time.