A22- year-old young man, Matthew Olusi has been arrested by the Special Intelligence Squad of the Controller General of Prisons, in Ibadan, Abeokuta, the Ogun State.
The suspect who was trying to smuggle drug suspected to be Indian hemp into the prison was said to have hidden the substance wrapped in polythene nylon and in his pant and clothes to beat the security at the gate lodge.
Confirming the development, the Controller of Prison command, Abolade Benson said the suspect was nabbed on Monday at the gate lodge following a tip-off.
Benson however, said the suspect after interrogation confessed that he wanted to smuggle it into the Prisons for some of his friends who were inmates.
According to the State Controller, the suspect has been handed over to the officials of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency for further investigation and subsequent prosecution.
Benson appealed to the general public to identify with the commitment of the NPS in eradicating drug abuse and other vices in and around prison formations in the state.
“Friends and visitors to Prison facilities where prisoners are kept should, therefore, desist from smuggling prohibited items capable of compromising security into the prison yard as the authority will not hesitate to take decisive action against violators.
“The Special Intelligence Unit formed by the present Controller General of Prisons Jaafaru Ahmed is living up to their billing and the Controller of Prisons is determined to leave no stone unturned in achieving the core mandate of NPS which are safe custody, reformation and rehabilitation of the inmates.”