The Nigerian Prisons Service, NPS, Abeokuta, Ogun State, has yesterday foiled an attempt by a lady, Fatima Balogun, 33, to smuggle a mobile phone to her armed robbery suspect boyfriend, Ganiyu Ajibode, who is in prison custody.
Fatima hid the phone inside a cooler of soup she brought for her boyfriend. She was apprehended by men of the Special Intelligence Unit of the NPS at the gate lodge of Abeokuta Maximum Prisons in Ibara.
Fatima who claims to be a divorcee, said she lives in Fagba, Iju-Saga in Lagos. According to her, she met Ganiyu two years ago after her divorce from her children’s father. Fatima said this would be the first time she would be visiting Ganiyu who had been in prison for six months. She said she tried to smuggle in the phone so she could have access to communicate with her lover.
“The suspect was arrested for trafficking in Prison, which was against the operation of the prison and the command has contacted the police for prosecution. It was aimed at serving as deterrent to others”.