- On Wednesday, June 29, a prisoner from the Nigerian Correctional Service graduated from the Kuje Custodial Center with a Second Class Advanced Degree
- The spokesman of Federal Capital Territory Command, Mr. Chukwuedo Humphrey, made this disclosure through a statement of exemplary character over time
An inmate of the Nigerian Correctional Service at Kuje Custodial Center Mr. Chinwendu Heart graduated with a second-class senior degree in Theological Studies from the National Open University of Nigeria.
This was contained in a statement released on the Federal Capital Territory Command Public Relations Officer, Mr. Chukwuedo Humphrey, on Wednesday, June 29, in Abuja, reports The Punch.
NOUN Librarian speaks
Humphrey quoted the Librarian, NOUN, Dr. Angela Okpala, who presented the certificate on Tuesday, June 28, encouraging the graduate to be a good ambassador for the university as well as the Correctional Service.
In his speech, Mr Ibrahim Shehu, the official in charge of Kuje Prison prison, said the inmate had shown exemplary character over time.
“The inmate has always been diligent in his studies and also led an exemplary life in custody.”
Shehu ordered other inmates to stop allowing NOUN to educate for free and improve themselves, adding that education is the foundation of human development.
The graduate expresses his gratitude
The graduate Heart expressed his joy and said that he came to the Custodial Center of Kuje without a secondary school diploma.< p class="align-left">Heart said that with the encouragement of the staff he has now graduated from university and so he hoped to take advantage of NOUN’s offer and study to get a PhD.
He encouraged other inmates continue to engage in these reform regimes in prison rather than sit idle and indulge social vices.
Tension as Abba Kyari reportedly escapes murder in prison
In another development, suspended Deputy Police Commissioner Abba Kyari was nearly murdered by aggrieved inmates who accused him of dishonesty in bribery deals while on active duty.
The newspaper stated that internal documents and officials said the attack occurred on Wednesday, May 4, months after Kyari was remanded in custody following his ongoing drug-related charges.
An official, whose name was not given, said the prisoners who wanted Kyari died around 190 and they are mostly in prison for drug-related offenses.