By Ibironke Ariyo, Abuja.
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) has confirmed the death of an inmate of Kuje Custodial Centre, after a protracted illness.
This is contained in a statement by the Public Relations Officer of FCT Command of NCoS, Mr Chukwuedo Humphrey, on Monday in Abuja.
Humphrey said that the inmate was admitted into Kuje custodial centre in 2019 and upon mandatory medical examination, he was diagnosed of some chronic ailments.
He said that the inmate was immediately placed on special medical management by a combined team of medical personnel in the facility.
He said that the medical management was sustained, in addition to occasional referrals to the University of Abuja Teaching Hospital, Gwagwalada, whenever the need arose.
“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 staff of the centre and fellow inmates of the deceased for the repose of his soul,” he said.
Humphrey quoted the Controller of the FCT Command, Ahmed Musa, as expressing his condolences to the family and friends of the late inmate.
Musa reinstated his commitment to treating the health and general welfare of inmates and staff of the custodial centre as topmost priority.
He also advised those on special medical attention to ensure strict adherence to expert instructions, to enable them to overcome their health challenges since drugs were available to them at no cost.