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An inmate of Kuje Custodial Centre in Abuja has been confirmed dead in the prison.
The death of the inmate was confirmed by the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), FCT Command, noting the prisoner died after a protracted illness.
The command’s spokesperson, Chukwuedo Humphrey, in a statement issued on Monday, said the inmate was admitted into Kuje custodial centre in 2019 and upon mandatory medical examination, he was diagnosed with some chronic ailments.
Humphrey stated that the inmate was immediately placed on special medical management by a combined team of medical personnel in the facility.
This, he said, was as well as occasional referrals to the University of Abuja Teaching hospital, Gwagwalada, when necessary.
“Unfortunately, when the inmate’s health deteriorated over the weekend, all efforts by the medical personnel to resuscitate him failed.
“A peaceful prayer session is being organised by the staffers and fellow inmates of the deceased for the repose of his soul,” he said.
Humphrey further quoted the Controller of the command, Ahmed Musa, as expressing his condolences to the family and friends of the late inmate.
Musa reinstated his commitment to putting the health and general welfare of inmates and staffers as topmost priorities.
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