Given the eport by an Investigative Journalist, Fisayo Soyombo containing allegations of drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping and cash and carry operations in Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Lagos, Nigerian Correctional Service NCoS has Commenced Investigation.
According to a press statement signed by Francis Enobore, Controller of Corrections Public Relations Officer,
the Controller General, Ja’afaru Ahmed has set up a panel to immediately commence full investigations into the matter.
“This was to verify the authenticity of the report, identify and bring the culprits to book if found guilty of the allegations.”
The CG who gave the directive in his office in Abuja stated that the Service is willing to work with the general public as well as relevant stakeholders in the justice sector to actualize the policy objectives of transforming the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) into a modern reformatory institution that operates in line with best international practices.
He noted that investigative journalists are partners, who seek the development of the nation, and called for more of such findings aimed at reforming the institution for better service delivery.
Ja’afaru stated further that the Service has no intention of arresting or harassing the journalist over his alleged findings.
He therefore called for more constructive engagement with the media and the general public with a view to strengthening the implementation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019.