Following the series of attempted jailbreak across the country, the Federal Government has barred the use of phones and indecent dressing.
The directive announced by the Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro, affects both prisoners and officials; it said henceforth, no inmate or official would be allowed access to telephones.
Moro said “I have visited some prisons in other countries as the Minister of the Federal Republic of Nigeria; Nobody, no matter highly placed you are, you don’t come to prison with your phones, not even the minister of Interior as the supervising minister over the prisons. So, why are you an exception?”
“Henceforth, no matter who you are including myself, that nobody goes into prison with telephones. And so, as you are going from here, create a meeting platform where all the officers that work in the prisons as they walk into prisons, they submit their phones and collect them when they close.”
Moro who also spoke on the recent attack on Kotonkarfi prison in Kogi State, expressed surprise at the failure of the prisons intelligence unit and the armed squad, which according to him, has resulted in two attacks within two years.
He also directed the prison authorities to recover all handsets from inmates within 30 days.
Credit: Daily Times NG
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