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No CCTV Cameras in Kuje Prison, Lawan Laments

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President of the Senate, Senator Ahmad Lawan on Thursday said he was disappointed that there were no Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) devices at the Kuje medium-security custodial centre in Kuje, Abuja.

He made the remark after touring the facility, saying that “Having gone round the facility itself, we are disappointed that there are no CCTV, something that will record or at least give you a view of what is happening and sometimes record the event,” Lawan said.

“Now, this is a medium security custodial centre. How on earth does a centre of this magnitude in the FCT not have any CCTV?

“It means we can say that all other medium security custodial centres across the country do not have CCTV.

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“So, we have asked the Comptroller-General to ensure that the request for CCTV in all the maximum and medium custodial centres across the country are included in their 2023 budget because this is essentially indispensable.”

The Kuje custodial centre was attacked on Tuesday evening by terrorists, freeing dangerous members of the terrorist gang and many other prisoners.

President Muhammadu Buhari visited the custodial centre on Wednesday, expressing regret over the attack before jetting out of the country for international engagement.


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