2 sisters caught smuggling Indian hemp into Kuje Prison

Posted by Angeleen Nkwocha | 23 January 2019 | 1,534 times

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 Officers of Kuje Medium Security Prison in the FCT have arrested a female visitor to the prison for attempting to smuggle substances suspected to be cannabis and tramadol into the prison yard.

A statement from FCT Command Public Relations Officer, Chukwuedo Humphrey said the culprit miss Blessing Chinwuba concealed the prohibited items in a carton of neatly packed indomie wraps and was arrested by vigilant staff at the gate lodge before she could pass the items to Mr John Ifeanyichukwu, a prisoner in the facility.

Humphrey said on investigation, she claimed that the consignment was given to her by one Miss Victoria Chinwuba, her younger sister, to deliver thus claiming ignorance of the contents.

Although the statement was corroborated by Victoria, the younger sister but she equally claimed ignorance of the contents of the carton as she was merely asked to collect the item from a courier service provider.

“The two suspects have been handed over to the NDLEA for further investigation and possible prosecution.

“The CP FCT Command, Mr Sylvester Nwakuche while commending the staff for a job well done, warned that stiffer punishment awaits anyone caught compromising security in and around the prison,” the statement stated.

 •Sourced from Authority report

Source: News Express

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