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How A Female Drug Trafficker Was Arrested In Kuje Custodial Centre

The Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Samson Duza, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Precious Yusuf

The Federal Capital Territory Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has apprehended Precious Yusuf for attempting to smuggle drugs into the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kuje, Abuja.

The Command Public Relations Officer, Mr Samson Duza, disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Duza said the lady came into the Kuje custodial centre on Tuesday, July 9 disguised as a visitor to an inmate.

He said it was during the usual routine search by officers of the centre that items suspected to be Indian hemp, and other dangerous drugs concealed in food packs in a carton were recovered.

“The culprit confessed to having been sent to bring this to an inmate of the custodial centre,” he said.

Duza quoted the Controller, FCT Command, Ibrahim Usman as ordering that the suspect be handed over to the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency, NDLEA for further investigation and prosecution.

Usman, however, warned drug peddlers to desist from trying to smuggle illicit substances into the custodial centres in the guise of visits’ saying that officers and men were on alert to deflate such plots.

He called on the general public and well-meaning Nigerians to support the Service in its reformatory pursuit to keep society safe while assuring the public of safe custody of those legally interned.