How deputy Controller extorts Money From Enugu Prisoners

Date: 15-11-2013 6:07 pm (7 years ago) | Author: Paddy Hayes
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An elombah.com investigation has uncovered how the Deputy Comptroller of Enugu Prisons regularly extorts millions of naira from inmates of the Enugu prison. On one occasion, the DCP, Mustapha Attah of Enugu prison allegedly told the inmates that the Comptroller General of Prisons at the headquarters Abuja asked him to install network demobilizers in the prison

 in other to prevent them from making and receiving calls but the he (DCP) claimed that knowing the sort of suffering they would be plunged into, settled the Comptroller General with the sum of two million naira to stop the scheme. He thereafter told the prisoners that they in turn had to tax themselves to collect the money to reimburse him the expenditure.

 

This whooping sum of two million naira was contributed by prisoners and paid to the DCP in June 2013. This was later proved to be a scam!

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Following a press release by the Transform Nigeria Initiative (TNI) that first alerted that the nation on the atrocities being carried out by the Prison authorities, we now have in on good authority that, Carmelite Prisoners' Interest Organization (CAPIO), a Non-Governmental Organization that works for the promotion of Human Rights and dignity as well as the transformation and rehabilitation of prisoners in Nigeria had written a letter to the Controller General of prisons in Abuja to intimate him on the illegal and nefarious activities going on in Enugu Prisons, but nothing has been done.

Part of the letter to the CG obtained by elombah.com shows that each prison inmate was forced to part with as much as ₦2,000.00 (Two thousand naira) before he is transported to court, to attend his case, as well as a culture of making prison inmates pay rent for the cell space they occupy up to the tune of ₦200,000.00 depending on the quality of the cell.

The letter further added that inmates were tasked to pay for the renovation of all the buildings within the Prison premises and also many more ill treatments meted out on prison inmates who are not only inhuman but atrocious, totally unacceptable and corrupt practices.

In the rest of the letter to the Controller General of Prisons, Nigerian Prison Service, FCT Abuja, the letter detailed how:

i.Each prison inmate is forced to part with as much as ₦2,000.00 (Two thousand naira) before he is transported to court, to attend his case.

ii.There exists a culture of making prison inmates pay rent for the cell space they occupy up to the tune of ₦200,000.00 depending on the quality of the cell.

iii.Inmates were tasked to pay for the renovation of all the buildings within the Prison premises and also many more ill treatments meted out on prison inmates which we may be unable to recount here.

iv.prisoners are allowed the use of phone while in the custody and most of them use it to perpetrate more crime even inside the prison.

v.Above all, that the DCP (Mustapha Attah) of Enugu prison allegedly told the inmates that the Comptroller General of Prisons at the headquarters Abuja asked him to install network demobilizers in the prison in to prevent them from making and receiving calls but the he (DCP) knowing the sort of suffering they would be plunged into, settled the Comptroller General with the sum of two million naira and the prisoners in turn has to reimburse him. This whooping sum of two million naira was contributed by prisoners and paid to the DCP in June 2013.

The letter concludes by demanding for an immediate stop to these corrupt practices and appropriate disciplinary actions taken against the prison officials involved. The organisation also promised to provide further adequate and verifiable evidence should such be required.


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