• NPS confirms riot at Kuje Prison, says situation under control

    NPS confirms riot at Kuje Prison, says situation under control

    The FCT Controller of Prisons, Mr Daniel Odahro, on Monday confirmed there was a ‘minor riot’ by inmates at the Kuje Prison.

    “There was a minor riot at the Kuje Prison, but the situation has been brought under control,” Odahro told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja.

    He explained that a ‘disagreement’ ensued at about 10.30am on Monday, when some inmates resisted the routine search in their cells.

    Odahro said the situation was subsequently brought under control by the security […]

  • Six prisons officers died in Abakaliki jailbreak fracas – NPS

    Six prisons officers died in Abakaliki jailbreak fracas – NPS

    The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) said on Sunday that six of its officers died in the last Thursday riot at Abakaliki prison facility, Ebonyi State.

    A statement signed by Mr. Francis Enobore, the Prisons Public Relations Officer, on behalf of the Controller-General of Prisons, Mr. Ja’afaru Ahmed, said 10 others, including both officers and inmates, sustained injuries.

    The CGP attributed the recent jailbreaks in Kuje, Koton-Karfe and Nsukka prisons to the near abandonment of routine cell search practice.

    The fracas which led to […]

  • No prisoner escaped in Abakaliki attempted jailbreak – NPS

    No prisoner escaped in Abakaliki attempted jailbreak – NPS

    The Controller-General (CG) of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), Ja’afaru Ahmed, has confirmed that no prisoner escaped during the attempted jailbreak in the early hours of last Thursday in Abakaliki, Ebonyi State.

    Ahmed disclosed this while addressing the press during a courtesy visit to the Governor of Ebonyi State, David Umahi.

    The Controller General, who had earlier inspected Abakaliki prison stated that trouble started when prison officials were about to carry out routine cell-search in the morning but the inmates in a […]

  • Charles Okah has not escaped, says NPS

    Charles Okah has not escaped, says NPS

    The Nigerian Prisons Service on Saturday said the suspected mastermind of the 2010 Independence Day bombings in Abuja, Charles Okah, has not escaped from Kuje Prison in Abuja, where he is being kept.

    But the prisons authorities said there was a jail break attempt on Friday night.

    News had filtered out on Saturday morning that Okah had scaled the Kuje Prison fence alongside some other prisoners and escaped.

    But the spokesman of the NPS, Francis Enobore, told an online medium on Saturday: “He […]