About 127 inmates of Enugu Custodial Centre are expected to sit for the November/December National Examination Council (NECO) senior secondary certificate examination (external), an official has said.
Monday Chukwuemeka, the Public Relations Officer of the state command of Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS), disclosed this in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria in Enugu on Thursday.
Chukwuemeka said that the NCoS under the leadership of the Controller-General of Corrections, Haliru Nababa, was focused on using education as a viable tool for reforming inmates in custodial centres in the state.
“This has resulted in the admission of over 400 inmates into various degree programmes of National Open University of Nigeria (NOUN) across the federation,” he said.
He said that the state Controller of Corrections, Nicholas Obiakor, has appreciated the Carmelite Prisoners Interest Organisation (CAPIO) and Isaac Blessings Foundation for financing registration of 71 and 56 inmates for the NECO examination.
The spokesperson said that the controller also solicited for the support of the general public to end stigmatization of ex-inmates to ensure they were fully re-integrated into the society.
“The command is advising inmates to emulate previous inmates who performed excellently in NECO exams as well as pursue other higher educational attainments.
“The command is encouraging other inmates to utilise opportunities made available by the service in the various learning and skill acquisition centres in the custodial centres to improve themselves and get fully reformed,” he said.
NAN reports that 84, 120, 130 and 145 inmates from the Enugu Custodial Centre sat for the NECO examination in 2017, 2018, 2019 and 2020 respectively.
Football manager dies of heart attack while celebrating team’s 92nd minute winner in Egypt
An Egyptian second division manager, Adham El-Selhadar has died after suffering a heart attack while celebrating his team’s last minute win.
The sad incident happened on Thursday, Dec 2, when El-Magd scored a 92nd minute goal to defeat SC El-Zarqa at home.
El Magd manager, El-Selhadar, watched on as his side scored against El-Zarqa in the 92nd minute to progress up to seventh in the table on 14 points in the Egyptian Second League match.
Amongst all the wild celebrations and drama, coach Adham El-Selhadar collapsed on the sidelines as players and staff ran over to check what had happened.
He was attended to by medics before being taken to hospital, where he was confirmed dead.
El-Selhadar had been a professional player in the 1990s, winning the Egyptian Premier League and Egypt Cup before becoming a coach.
Police arrest officer who killed a rig operator in Osun
The Osun State Police Command has arrested Sergeant Moses Samuel who fatally shot Kabiru Babai, a rig operator with the Shekeenah Zelter Global Concept at Ota-Efun area in Osogbo.
WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that there was palpable tension on Friday morning after a police officer shot a truck driver to death at the Ota-Efun area in Osogbo, the Osun state capital.
The police has now revealed Sergeant Moses Samuel as the personnel who fatally shot the rig operator at Ota-Efun area of Osogbo, on Friday, December 3, 2021.
The Police Public Relations Officer (PPRO) of the Command, Yemisi Opalola, disclosed this in a statement on Sunday.
Opalola said “The Osun State Police Command in its continued efforts to curtail all forms of indiscipline and unprofessionalism, has arrested and detained the police officer, Sgt Moses Samuel who shot one Mallam Kabiru Babai ‘m’ 33years Yesterday, 3rd December 2021 around Kobogbogboe/Ota-efun Area, Osogbo.
“The investigations and disciplinary actions have commenced and the suspect will be arraigned in court after the completion of the orderly room trial to serve as a deterrent to other officers.”
She explained that the Police Commissioner, Olawale Olokode, has expressed his condolences to the victim’s family and friends and also assured the members of the public that justice will be served in the matter.