The Yobe State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has dispelled reports alleging that inmates engaged in reckless sexual activities following weeks of blackout in correctional centres in the state.
The Command, through its Public Relations Officer, ASC Haruna Isa, in a statement issued on Monday, described the report as false, unpatriotic and malicious as it is meant to truncate the existing peace and tranquillity in custodial facilities under it.
“There is no sexual activity going on in any of the correctional formations across the command.
“Obviously, the said malicious report was intended to mislead the general public”, he maintained.
The command expressed worry over the blackout at the centres, noting that it had already taken steps to address the situation.
“Media outfits are enjoined to always verify their reports before going to the press and members of the public are also advised to disregard the report in its entirety”, ASC advised.