Female drug trafficker arrested in Kuje custodial centre — NCoS


BY NEWS DESK, JULY 10, 2024 | 07:05 PM

The Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, FCT Command has apprehended a lady, Precious Yusuf trying to push in drug to inmates of medium Security Custodial Centre 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 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 have 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 at alert to deflate such plot.

He called on the general public and well meaning Nigerians to support the Service in its reformatory pursuit to keep the society safe, while assuring the public of safe custody of those legally interned.


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