THE news went viral on Thursday, March 10, 2022 that the suspected killer of the Super TV MD/CEO, Mike Ataga who is still standing trial for murder, Chidimma Okonkwo was crowned with ‘Miss CELL 2022’ while still in Prison custody at the Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
The National Spokesperson, Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore however came out to explain reasons the alleged killer of SuperTV CEO, Chidinma Ojukwu won ‘Miss Cell 2022’ while still in Prison custody.
The event was to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day.
Commenting on the development, Enobore said it is part of the Nigerian prison Reformation and Rehabilitation Programme and to also keep the inmates in a sound and good spirit.
He also revealed that to keep inmates in a high spirit, the Correctional Centres engage them in exciting competitions likes; pageantry, cooking competitions among others.
“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 engagements 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.”