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Was Inibehe Effiong Tortured And Assaulted By Prison Officers? – This Is What The NCS Has To Say


 Inibehe Effiong

The Akwa Ibom State Command of the Nigerian Correctional Service has reacted to claims that widespread Nigerian lawyer, Inibehe Effiong was assaulted in jail.

The command described as faux report being circulated on social media that the jailed lawyer, Inibehe was handcuffed, assaulted and bundled right into a van by officers of the command.

The Lagos-based human rights Lawyer Effiong who was jailed 30days for contempt by the Akwa Ibom State Chief Choose, Justice Ekaette Obot was on Wednesday transferred from Ikot Ekpene correctional centre to the Uyo, custodian centre.

That is contained in an announcement signed by Public Relations Officer Richard Metong on behalf of the Controller of Corrections.

Nigerian Correctional Service Akwa Ibom State and made out there to newsmen on Friday in Uyo.

It reads: “The eye of the Controller of Corrections, Nigerian Correctional Service, Akwa Ibom State Command has been drawn to the faux report being circulated on social media that Barr Inibehe Effiong was handcuffed, assaulted and bundled right into a van by officers of the Command in a bid to secretly switch him from Ikot Ekpene Custodial Centre to Uyo Custodial Centre.

“The Command is constrained to state that this information is faux, baseless and an try by mischief makers to tug the company picture of the Service to the mud.

“Most people is hereby suggested to disregard, discard and disrespect the faux information as it is a product of hearsay mongers and a focus seekers.For the aim of readability, Barr. Inibehe Effiong is secure, secured, unharmed and never tortured or humiliated.

“His dignity and human proper aren’t violated in anyway. The human proper lawyer was dedicated to a one month imprisonment in Uyo Custodial Centre by the Chief Choose of Akwa Ibom State for contempt.

“As part of the efforts by the Service to prioritize the health and welfare of the inmates in custody and in adherence to the Covid 19 protocol, all inmates, upon remand or conviction, are isolated for a period of fourteen (14) days at the Isolation Block in Ikot Ekpene Custodial Centre before they are transferred to any custodial centre in the state to which they are sentenced”

The assertion famous that Inibehe Effiong, upon completion of his 14 days isolation interval in Ikot Ekpene, was transferred to Uyo Custodial Centre on Wednesday tenth August 2022 the place he’s to serve the remaining a part of his time period as indicated in his warrant.

It careworn that previous to the switch, Effiong was duly knowledgeable and was assisted by the officers of the service who escorted him to the ready van by which he was peacefully conveyed to Uyo Custodial Centre.

“On arrival at Uyo, he was duly admitted into the power and was additionally knowledgeable of the necessity to reduce his hair and beards as a safety measure in addition to a routine observe within the facility which he obliged and willingly allowed the barber utilizing a clipper and never a blunt instrument as speculated on the social media.

“The Controller of Corrections hereby needs to specific the unflinching dedication of the Command to take care of and uphold the human proper, dignity and well-being of the inmates, officers and males of the service in Akwa Ibom State.

“It also call on the stakeholders, civil society and the general public to collaborate with the Service to fully deliver on her mandates of safe, secure and humane custody as well as providing security to the society”, the assertion added.


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