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OPE FATINIKUN CORRECTIONAL OFFICER CONTROLLER OF CORRECTIONS NIGERIAN CORRECTIONAL SERVICE

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This is what freedom looks like after decades in jail

This is what freedom looks like after decades in jail

Last year in the US a record number of prisoners were released after they were found to have been wrongfully convicted. Among them was Ricky Jackson, who wro...

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19/09/2015

Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field. -Dwight D. Eisenhower

12/10/2014

PRNigeria News Release

No Jailbreak in Kirikiri Prison… One Died in Riot
The Nigerian Prison Service has said that there was no jailbreak in the Medium Security Prison Kirikiri, Lagos on Friday.

The spokesperson of the prison service, Mr. Ope Fatinikun said in an electronic mail on Saturday that "Indeed, there was a riot at medium Security Prison kirikiri,Lagos yesterday(Friday 10/10/2014) at 1330hrs."

He said the situation was immediately put under control by the prison authority. He added that there was no any case of escapee prisoner.

Ope said that the Acting Comptroller General of Prisons, Aminu A Suley,mni has immediately set up a probe panel to investigate the reasons of the riot.

However the Prison service confirmed that one person died while seven (7) inmates injured.

According to him three(3) of the injured were treated and discharged from the Prison's Clinic, while four(4) were admitted in various hospitals.

The dead inmates was one of the four that were admitted in the hospitals whose identities were not disclosed due to security reasons.

By PRNigeria

14/09/2014

Husband: Do you know the meaning of WIFE?

It means, Without Information, Fighting Everytime!

Wife: No darling, it means,

With Idiot For Ever

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04/07/2014
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We are one Africa.

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28/05/2014
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B’Haram: Convicted Kabiru Sokoto begs for pardon - A member of Boko Haram sect already convicted of terrorism charges, Kabiru Umar (aka Kabiru Sokoto), has appealed to President Goodluck Jonathan for pardon. The convict appealed against the judgment of a Federal High Court, Abuja, which sentenced him to life imprisonment on December 20, 2013. But he told the President through a letter written...[Read More...] http://ow.ly/2HcSq7

NEW NNEWI PRISON
27/05/2014

NEW NNEWI PRISON

Reuben Abati
25/05/2014

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PRESIDENT GOODLUCK JONATHAN COLLECTS HIS INEC PERMANENT VOTER'S CARD AT WARD 13 OTUOKE BAYELSA ON SUNDAY

25/05/2014
Reuben Abati

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NOTES FROM PRESIDENT JONATHAN'S SOUTH AFRICA TRIP -
1. In SA, President Jonathan attended a meeting on terrorism in Africa & inauguration of President Zuma for a 2nd term. A successful outing.
2. Meeting on terrorism held on sidelines of Pres. Zuma's inauguration was attended by Nigeria, SA, Ethiopia, Kenya, Uganda, Congo,Ghana & C'Iv
3. Their Excellencies discussed modalities for defining a stronger framework for partnership in combating terrorism.
4. The meeting on terrorism in SA resolved that no single country can on its own deal with the challenge of terrorism in Africa.
5. Their Excellencies noted that a continental approach involving all African states will strengthen the war against terrorism.
6. Terrorists can run from one country to the other but across Africa they must not be allowed any hiding place. The meeting condemned BH.
7. The meeting on terrorism held in South Africa is preparatory towards an AU Summit in Guinea Bissau in June focusing on terrorism in Africa.
8. Their Excellencies agreed to set up a committee of selected rep. Ministers to prepare a framework for further action before June meeting.
9. The meeting on terrorism held in South Africa is preparatory towards an AU Summit in Equatorial Guinea in June, on terrorism in Africa.
10. The proposed Committee of Ministers will report to PM of Ethiopia. Further deliberations will continue in Equatorial Guinea, June 25-26.
11. The meeting in SA is a significant follow up to Paris Summit last week & perfectly consistent with AU conventions/resolutions on terrorism.

Some States Refusing To Comply With Law Designed To Reduce Prison Rape
25/05/2014
Some States Refusing To Comply With Law Designed To Reduce Prison Rape

Some States Refusing To Comply With Law Designed To Reduce Prison Rape

BOISE, Idaho (AP) — Several states are refusing to comply with a federal law designed to reduce sexual assaults in prison, with governors criticizing the decade-old law as counterproductive and too expensive to implement. The governors of Idah...

Soldiers Intercept, Boko Haram Arms Supplier in Nsukka, Arrest rtd. DSP, corporal [PHOTOS] -...
23/05/2014
Soldiers Intercept, Boko Haram Arms Supplier in Nsukka, Arrest rtd. DSP, corporal [PHOTOS] -...

Soldiers Intercept, Boko Haram Arms Supplier in Nsukka, Arrest rtd. DSP, corporal [PHOTOS] -...

May 23, 2014 DailyPost Three persons, including a retired Deputy Superintendent of Police, DSP, and a corporal, Abu Haruna, Solomon, respectively have been arrested for illegal trafficking of arms and ammunition. The third suspect, Onuwa Attaka, is the driver of the arms laden vehicle. DailyPost gat…

#BringBackOurGirls: US troops deploy to Chad in hunt for girls
21/05/2014
#BringBackOurGirls: US troops deploy to Chad in hunt for girls

#BringBackOurGirls: US troops deploy to Chad in hunt for girls

The United States has deployed 80 military personnel to Chad to help regional efforts to rescue more than 200 schoolgirls kidnapped in neighboring Nigeria, President Barack Obama said Wednesday. The post #BringBackOurGirls: US troops deploy to Chad in hunt for girls appeared first on Vanguard News.

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20/05/2014

Sahara Reporters

212 Awaiting-Trial Inmates Released In Kaduna

The Kaduna State Government has pardoned and released 212 awaiting-trial inmates, as part of its efforts to free up congested prisons all over the state.

According to Secretary of the Committee on Decongestion of Prisons in Kaduna State, Mr. Dari Bayero, 112 of the inmates were discharged after close to 12 years in prison custody without prosecution.

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Paris: 'Declaration of war' on Boko Haram a game changer: Analysts
19/05/2014
Paris: 'Declaration of war' on Boko Haram a game changer: Analysts

Paris: 'Declaration of war' on Boko Haram a game changer: Analysts

The declaration of 'war' on Boko Haram extremists by African leaders at a security summit in Paris is a major step to tackle the regional threat posed by the group as well as help end the insurgency if properly implemented, analysts say.

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17/05/2014

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17/05/2014

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Sgt. Tiffany Davis recently passed at the age of 29. She was with the Lanesboro Correctional in Polkton, NC. Please keep her family and coworkers in your thoughts.

PARIS SUMMIT: Address BY President Jonathan at the Paris Regional Summit on Security in Nigeria
17/05/2014
PARIS SUMMIT: Address BY President Jonathan at the Paris Regional Summit on Security in Nigeria

PARIS SUMMIT: Address BY President Jonathan at the Paris Regional Summit on Security in Nigeria

1. It gives me great pleasure to attend this Special Summit to deliberate on the current security situation in Nigeria. 2. Let me start by first expressing my deep thanks and appreciation to the President of the French Republic, His Excellency, Mr Francois Hollande, for convening this Summit. This i…

Reuben Abati
17/05/2014

Reuben Abati

PRESIDENT JONATHAN QUOTES @ THE REGIONAL SECURITY SUMMIT AT THE ELYSEE PALACE PARIS, FRANCE

1. "This is not anymore a challenge to Nigeria alone; it is a threat to each and every one of us"
2. "This latest attack is a wake up call for all of us. A line has been drawn in the sand, a test is put to each of us"
3. "Nigeria will rise up to this challenge & prevail. I call upon each one of you to stand up & be counted with us"
4."An attack on one country is an attack on all of us and our common humanity."
5. "We will not succumb to terrorists& their dangerous tactics.Terrorists will not be allowed to define who we are"

07/05/2014

RE : NIGERIAN PRISONS IS A SHAME

The Nigerian Prisons Service has noticed with a mixture of interest and concern an interview granted by Barr Giwa Amu Igbono , a well-respected lawyer and a senior partner , Stephen and Solomon Foundation , a prison Ministry of the Knights of St. Mulumba, Lekki sub Council , Lagos in Daily Newswatch of Thursday , April 24, 2014 with the caption “Nigeria Prisons is a Shame”.

We appreciate Barrister Giwa Amu Igbono for his great concern for matters that affect The Nigerian Prisons Service and his Philanthropic disposition towards the NPS. We believe his unalloyed support and service to the Father land is quite noble and commendable. However, a cursory look at the interview clearly shows some misrepresentations about the person of the Hon Minister of Interior, Comrade Abba Moro and the state of Kwale Prisons as revealed in the Interview by our learned friend and contained half truths.

Consequently, it has become necessary to make the following clarifications and we would like to take the content of the said interview one after the other.

The first question that is begging for an answer is a conundrum, we wouldn’t know when last our learned friend visited the Kwale Prisons before the widely circulated interview, however, information made available to NPS has it that Barrister Giwa last visited Kwale Prison sometime last year not as an NGO but to felicitate with a relation who was awaiting trial in Kwale Prison. The visit was conducted neither with Barrister Giwa Amu stepping inside the Prison Yard nor taking a facility tour of the Prison to form an estimation of his interview he granted about the state of Kwale Prison.

Two, as a responsive and responsible Para- military agency ,we would want to inform unsuspecting members of the public by correcting the erroneous impression churned out in the said interview by our learned friend and to clearly state that Kwale Prison has three functional boreholes( Two manually operated and one Electrically). And three functional vehicles for court Duties, That prison officers take inmates to court on motor bikes in Kwale is therefore laughable.

Thirdly, Kwale prison does not house Condemned Convicts. However, condemned inmates don't appear in person in courts in pursuit of their appeals. One wouldn't know where the learned lawyer got this brief from.

Fourthly, that the toilet is a water system facility, we are however shocked to the marrow when he said “Inmates throw in newspapers used in wiping themselves into nylons hanging on the wall” Haba Barrister! Is it really Kwale Prisons you are commenting on or another Prison. It is on record that inmates are provided with necessary toiletries such as tissue papers and soap and water to clean up as required.

The remuneration of the least Prison Officer is definitely not 25 thousand Naira as claimed by Barrister Giwa. While a raise is desirable, the Prison Officer is not the least paid among security Agencies in the country as Barr Amu Giwa may want the public to believe.

Agreed that one of the challenges facing Kwale Prison is Barracks accommodation, staff are not domiciled within the Prison premises because there are no Barracks that you surveyed their bathing place and environment and observed their squalid state is another fallacy.

It is no longer news that some of our prisons were built during the colonial days and as a result have experienced years of decay and dilapidation inherited by the present administration .That the government of President Goodluck Ebele Jonathan, GCFR is doing its utmost best to address the needs of the Prison Service is encapsulated in the mandate of the Interior Ministry superintended by Comrade Abba Moro, who has been working assiduously to change the face of the NPS and all the other Para-military agencies under his watchful eyes.

On the insinuation that the Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro has not visited Prisons formations under his Ministry. It will interest Barrister Giwa Amu to note that, it is on record that Comrade Abba Moro since assumption of office since almost three years now has shown tremendous commitment and passion by his uncommon visits to Prisons and NPS facilities and other Para-military agencies under his purview across the country. The Enugu Prisons, Barrister Giwa mentioned has been visited by the Hon Minister. Same also with Oko prison, Awka Prisons, Port Harcourt prisons, Prisons in Kano, Kaduna, Gombe, Kogi, Jigawa, Akwa Ibom, Cross- River, Anambra, Ogun, Sokoto , Kastina, Benue states amongst others. Infact, the Hon Minister commissioned Yenogoa Prisons in Bayelsa state and Ado Ekiti Prison in Ekiti state. These are verifiable facts.

In addition, the Minister apart from visiting the various Prisons went further to pay the fines of incarcerated inmates who were unable to pay such fines to enable them regain their freedom.

It is note worthy to acknowledge that Nigeria Prisons Service, in the fulfillment of its mandate as a Para- military organization has recorded remarkable achievements since the Interior Minister, Comrade Abba Moro came on board alongside with the Comptroller –General of NPS, Mr Zakari Ohinoyi Ibrahim , the duo made security, training and welfare of officers and inmates as their topmost priorities, these they have pursued vigorously within the available resources.

In these regards the following programmes/projects which were embarked upon were successfully completed.:-a storey building cell block at Kaduna Prison is at 90% completion stage; storey block for about two hundred and twelve (212) inmates was completed at Kano Central Prison to provide adequate accommodation for the inmates;. a storey block for one hundred and thirty six (136) inmates was completed at Aba Prison to provide adequate accommodation for the inmates; completion and commissioning of Borstal Training Institute Clinic Kaduna February 2013 to provide medical service for officers; commissioning of newly built modern prison in Yenagoa, Bayelsa State to provide adequate accommodation for the inmates; Commissioned staff school at the Headquarters of the Nigeria Prison Service by the First Lady in April, 2013.

Also staff welfare and training for prisons officers and inmates got a tremendous boost with the following achievements; procurement of five hundred and twenty five Englon cars to prisons staff across the country under the Maple Cars scheme to motivate them and enhance their service delivery; 101 units of 2 and 3 bedroom flats for senior and junior staff were completed and occupied at the Prisons Village, Abuja to enhance their efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery. In addition officers and inmates had the privilege of enhancing their intellectual capacities where officers and inmates attended courses and schools /colleges participated in several courses; among these are 218th, 219th & 225th Basic Recruit Course PTCK Lagos, PTS Enugu and Kaduna; 20th ASPs Basic Course Prison Staff College, Kaduna; Senior Executive Course NIPSS, Kuru Jos; Senior Executive Intelligence Course Institute of Security Bwari, Abuja among others, while 109 inmates obtained Trade Test Examination Certificates in various trades;69 inmates of Borstal Kaduna sat for UTME (JAMB) exams; 55 inmates enrolled for Nov/Dec, NECO/WAEC; 19 inmates wrote and passed First School Leaving Certificate Examination; 32 inmates enrolled for the Senior Secondary School Certificate Examinations (SSSCE) at Awka Prison; 690 inmates were resettled with tools under the Inmate Training and Resettlement Programme (ITPR) and Trade Test Examination was also conducte4d for 145 inmates.

Currently prisons inmates across the country are also undergoing degree programmes at the National Open University with Twelve (12) inmates at Enugu Centre, Eighteen (18) at P/Harcourt Centre, Sixteen (16) at Lagos and Four ( 4) at Awka Centre .

It is gratifying to note that a prison inmate from Maximum Prison , Kirikiri , Mr Paul Chukuma Okoye recently graduated from the National Open University and additional nine inmates are almost through with their degree programmes .

In addition , thirty one ( 31) inmates from kuje Prisons also matriculated in January 2014 as the joined the league of undergraduate at the National Open University ;while 130 excelled in the General Certificate Examination and 440 passed their First School Leaving Certificate Examination .

To also ease the movement of inmates’ fleet of court and escort duty vehicles were also purchased to make access to justice more tenable
And several boreholes have been constructed and rehabilitated and the sewage system converted from bucket to water system sewage across the country.

In the meantime, we want to advise that concerned Nigerians and members of the public should join hands with the Federal Government to improve facilities and uplift the standard of our prison system rather paint gloomy pictures of a prison system to which tremendous efforts and resources have been committed towards giving the system a facelift.

OPE FATINIKUN (DCP)
PRISONS PUBLIC RELATIONS OFFICER

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