The Nigeria Correctional Service has revealed why Chidinma Ojukwu, the alleged killer of the Super TV CEO, Michael Ataga, was allowed to participate in a beauty pageant in Kirikiri correctional facility.
Recall that Chidinma was crowned crowned “Miss Cell 2022” at a beauty pageant to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day, DAILY GIST reports.
However, this report got mixed reactions from the general public who believe she shouldn’t have participated as a prime suspect in a murder case.
According to the National Spokesperson of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore in an interview with Daily Trust, the pageant is part of a reformation and rehabilitation programme and to also keep the inmates in a sound and good spirit.
He said, “What happened is that as part of our reformation and rehabilitation programme and to also keep the inmates in a sound and good spirit, we organise a number of social engagement amongst them. Some could be recreational activities, some could be theatre work like entertainment.
“There are a number of programs that we introduced to get the inmates happy and put them in a good frame of mind. First, we ensure that while they are there, they are open to correction, second, we ensure that they are there in good spirit in order to help them kill boredom.
“There are so many things we do. In line with this, the officer in charge of the Kirikiri correctional facility organised some competitions among the inmates like cooking, tailoring, make-up, among others.
“These are things that will make them happy because our primary responsibility is to keep them safe and sound. That was what happened and she emerged the best in the competition. It is part of what we do. In fact, the person in charge of the Kirikiri female prison has been doing marvellously well.”
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