The Controller, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command, Nigerian Correctional Service, NCoS, Mustapha Atta, has said that the Service is not giving high profile to inmates at the Custodial Centre in the FCT, special treatment.
He stated this during a Media parley, at the FCT Command of the NCoS, to explain the contents of the 2019 Nigerian Correctional Service Act.
High profile persons at Kuje Custodial Centre, include a former National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh; a former Governor of Taraba State, Jolly Nyame; a former Governor of Plateau State, Joshua Dariye,;and a former Governor of Abia State, Orji Uzor-Kalu.
However, reacting to allegations that high profile inmates are getting preferential treatment, Atta said that the allegations are not true.
His words: “All inmates in the (Kuje) Custodial Centre, are treated equally by our personnel. There is no preferential treatment given to anyone.
“The only thing I know, is that some Awaiting Trial inmates, who prefer to eat food cooked from home, are allowed to do so. However, this privilege is not extended to convicted inmates.”