10 April 2021 By Nkiru Njemanze
An officer of the Bauchi State Command, Nigerian Correctional Service is being interrogated for allegedly smuggling a mobile phone into the custodial centre.
The development resulted in skirmishes between the inmates who were to benefit from the illegal deal and other personnel who bursted the plan.
Two personnel and 5 inmates sustained injuries in the melee but have been treated and discharged.
The restive inmates have also been put under control and the staff involved undergoing investigation as ordered by the State Controller, Isa Sabo Kashuri.
While addressing personnel ,the Controller Isa Kashuri reminded them of the implications of smuggling prohibited items particularly mobile phones into custodial centres which, among other things, could lead to a riot, jailbreak amongst others .
He also noted that the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019 has made provisions to sanction anyone found culpable for the offence of trafficking.
The State Controller admonished the personnel to shun such acts and concentrate on the task of character reformation for which they were employed.
He however noted that the Service would not hesitate to show incorrigible elements the way out of the service.
Mr kashuri commended the officer in charge of the custodial centre and the staff for the excellent search that prevented the item from entering the yard.