Bobrisky is still at Ikoyi prison – Ncos official

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Contrary to earlier reports suggesting Bobrisky’s transfer to Kirikiri prison, the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has clarified that the controversial figure remains at Ikoyi custodial center.

Despite speculation, the NCoS emphasized that Bobrisky’s offense did not warrant placement in a maximum-security facility.

Plans for potential inmate relocation across centers are under consideration, primarily aimed at decongestion. However, no definitive moves have been made yet.

“Bobrisky has not been moved, he is still here in Ikoyi. He was not sentenced to death and didn’t get a life sentence either. Those people sentenced to death and given life sentences are mostly kept in the maximum prison. That is mostly based on capital punishment. As for Bobrisky, he didn’t commit a capital offence, so why would they take him to Kirikiri,” the source said.

“Sometimes, when we discover that the population of inmates is much in a facility, we decide to move them just to decongest. We are only considering that at the moment and not that anyone has been moved. If the prison authorities want to move, they have the right. We also do so if the person has a communicable disease or because the inmate requested it for proximity to the family or an appeal on humanitarian grounds.

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“The leadership might also say, ‘Let’s spread those who have less than one year sentence’, which may apply to Bobrisky, just to create space for those awaiting trial. But such people rarely go to the maximum prison,” the source disclosed.

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