The Nigerian Correctional Service has set up a panel to investigate allegations of drug abuse, sodomy, bribery, pimping and cash-and-carry operations in Ikoyi prison, Lagos.
A statement by the Public Relations Officer of the service, O. F Enobore said this followed a publication by The Cable Online Medium unvealing the allegations.
The Controller General, Ja’afaru Ahmed, according to the statement said, the panel would immediately commence full investigations into the matter in order to establish the authenticity of the report, identify and bring the culprits to book if found guilty of the allegations.
“The CG stated that the Service is willing to work with the general public as well as relevant stakeholders in the criminal justice sector to actualize the policy objectives of transforming the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) into a modern reformatory institution that operates in line with best international practices.
“He noted that investigative journalists are partners, who seek the development of the nation, and called for more of such findings aimed at reforming the institution for better service delivery.
“Ja’afaru stated further that the Service has no intention of arresting or harassing the journalist over his alleged findings.
“He therefore called for more constructive engagement with the media and the general public with a view to strengthening the implementation of the Nigerian Correctional Service Act, 2019”, the statement read.