The Intelligence Unit of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) attached to Kano Central Prison has intercepted a female visitor Rifkatu Anthony for allegedly attempting to smuggle in 39 wraps of Indian Hemps into the prison.
The suspect from Badawa Quarters in Kano Metropolis cleverly concealed the hard drug in harmless Packs with the intention to deliver them to inmates in the prison.
Upon interrogation, Miss Rifkatu Anthony feigned ignorance of the Illicit substance in her possession claiming that the items were given to her by one ThankGod for delivery to the prison inmates.
This was contained in a statement signed Chief Public Relations Officer Nigerian Prisons Service, Kano Command DSP Musbahu Lawan
It said the Controller of Prisons Kano, Magaji A Abdullah Commended the officers and Men of the Command for their untiring efforts in ridding the Service of the menace of Trafficking.
Recently the Controller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed approved the dismissal of Prison Personnel for aiding trafficking (smuggling) illicit drugs into the prison yard for prisoners.
The action of the Controller General was part of a concerted effort by the administration to continue to maintain discipline and ensure that inmates in Prison custody were only handled by those with the required rectitude to do so.