UPDATE: Prisons Reacts To Mu-rder Suspect Chidinma Ojukwu Crowned Miss Cell | DETAILS
UPDATE: Prisons Reacts To Mu-rder Suspect Chidinma Ojukwu Crowned Miss Cell| DETAILS
The Nigerian Prison Service Kirikiri, Lagos has reacted to trending photos of Chidinma Ojukwu, prime suspect in the alleged m-urder of Super TV CEO, Usifo Ataga, participating in a beauty pageant.
AFNEWS had reported that Ojukwu, alongside other female inmates, competed in the pageantry where she emerged winner and was crowned Miss Cell 2022. READ HERE
Reactions had trailed the photos trending on social media with some querying when prisons started conducting pageantry for inmates.
Rotimi Oladokun, Lagos Prisons Public Relations Officer (PRO) in his response noted that inmates partake in activities to commemorate the March 8 International Women’s Day.
The PPRO told Vanguard;
I haven’t seen the pictures you are talking about. But in line with International Women’s Day, the female custodial facilities commemorated International Women’s Day with inmates, various inmates without distinction or discrimination against anybody – an inmate is an inmate.
“All the inmates in different cell blocks presented various programmes. Some did theatre presentations, others drama, some poetry, some beauty pageant, some drawings, paintings, comedy. So, various blocks won. It was just like an inter-cell block event.
“There were lots of presentations. It was not an individual thing. It was just the facility’s way of trying to reform the inmates, those still in custody.
“So, that’s why they commemorated International Women’s Day, that’s why it was done in the female facility, not the male’s.”
Referring to Ojukwu, the spokesman said: “The particular inmate, I don’t know her name. There were various winners.
“The costumes were made by the inmates in the facility and some of the winners got sponsorship to pay for their UME forms, NECO, WASSCE and higher education.
Some donated libraries to us, apart from some other stationery, and welfare resources. It was not an individual event, so the prizes were collective.”
He further explained that Chidinma could have been a representative of a block.
“There were representatives for each block, so maybe the inmate you are referring to was one of such representatives, but it was not an individual event, it was a collective one commemorating International Women’s Day,” Oladokun stated.
Meanwhile, Ojukwu’s case is still in court.
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