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Inmates sustain injuries as smuggled phone causes crisis

An officer attached to the Bauchi State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) is being interrogated for allegedly smuggling a mobile phone into the custodial centre.

The development resulted into skirmishes between the inmates who were to benefit from the illegal deal and other staff members who bursted the plan.

However, 2 personnel and 5 inmates sustained injuries but have been treated and discharged from the facility’s medical unit.

The restive inmates have also been put under control and the staff involved undergoing investigation as ordered by the State Controller, Isa Sabo Kashuri.

In a statement, the Controller reminded them of the far-reaching implications of smuggling prohibited items particularly mobile phones into custodial centres which, among other things, could lead to riot, jailbreak and the likes.

Joshua Adams

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