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Woman nabbed for attempting to smuggle drug to Abuja inmate

A woman identified as Precious Yusuf has been arrested by officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service while attempting to smuggle drugs to an inmate at the Kuje Medium Security Custodial Centre in Abuja.

The suspect was said to have disguised as a visitor to one of the inmates but was apprehended during a search by the correctional service officials.

Yusuf, according to a statement on Wednesday by the FCT command spokesperson of the service, Adamu Duza, concealed the drugs in food packs.

He said the woman confessed that she was sent to deliver the drugs for an inmate in the facility.

Duza said, “The Nigerian Correctional Service, FCT Command has apprehended a lady called Precious Yusuf trying to push in drugs to an inmate of the Medium Security Custodial Centre Kuje, Abuja.

“This occurred on Tuesday when the above-named lady came in the guise of a visitor to an inmate. During the usual routine search by officers of the Kuje Custodial Centre, items suspected to be Indian hemp and other dangerous drugs were concealed in food packs in a carton. The culprit confessed to having been sent to bring this to an inmate of the custodial centre.”

He noted that the Controller of Corrections, FCT Command, Ibrahim Usman, directed that the woman should be handed over to the Nigerian Drug Law Agency for investigation and prosecution.

Duza said the controller warned those planning to perpetrate the same crime to desist.

He said, “The Controller of Corrections, FCT Command, Ibrahim Usman, has since ordered that the suspect be handed over to the Nigerian Drug Law Agency for further investigation and prosecution.

“Usman cautioned and warned drug peddlers to desist from trying to smuggle in illicit substances into the custodial centres in the guise of visits as his officers and men are on alert to deflate such a plot.”


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