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No VIP apartment for Bobrisky in prison – NCoS

The Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has said Idris Okuneye, aka Bobrisky, is not being accommodated in a one-bedroom apparent of a VIP building at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.

A news medium had reported that Bobrisky who is serving a six-month prison sentence for abuse of the naira notes, was occupying a newly built VIP apartment in the Kirikiri correctional centre.

A statement by the NCoS signed by its spokesperson, Rotimi Oladokun, said the correctional centre had no en-suite style cells.

The statement said, “The attention of the Nigerian Correctional Service Lagos State Command has been drawn to some mischievous and misleading online publications.

“Without prejudice to NCoS right to seek legal redress for the libellous publication, outlined are clarification on the said issues.

“The convicted inmate, Okuneye Idris Olanrewaju aka Bobrisky is currently serving a 6-month jail term for abuse and mutilation of the Naira note within the custody of the Custodial Centre in the State.

“The Convict is entitled to the reformative and rehabilitative platforms either educational and/or vocational training as provided to all inmates in custody.

“Idris has been allocated a shared cell with other convicted inmates. There are no en-suite or ‘one-bedroom flat’ style cells in our Custodial Centre as the cell blocks infrastructure are built as shared buildings, to accommodate multiple inmates.”

The statement added: “Idris is being treated just as every other inmate without any special amenities or privilege accorded. All inmates are entitled to Family and Legal visits. These visits are monitored and regulated by NCoS. The Controller of Corrections, Lagos Command enjoined the general public to disregard the said malicious publication”.

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