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Nigeria Correctional Service Clarifies Bobrisky’s Relocation From Ikoyi Prison To Kirikiri

The Nigeria Correctional Service clarified that Bobrisky remains at Ikoyi Prison, denying rumors of his relocation to Kirikiri Prison.

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The Nigeria Correctional Service clarified that Bobrisky remains at Ikoyi Prison, denying rumors of his relocation to Kirikiri Prison.

They stated that his offense did not require transfer to a high-security facility.

The Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS) has firmly denied reports suggesting the relocation of the controversial cross-dresser, Idris Okuneye, popularly known as Bobrisky, from the Ikoyi custodial centre to the Kirikiri facility in Lagos State.

VerseNews understands that this move was rumored to have occurred following Bobrisky’s six-month prison sentence for disrespecting the naira notes.

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Speculation last weekend indicated that Bobrisky had been moved to Kirikiri Prison, where he was expected to serve his sentence. However, an NCoS official clarified on Thursday that Bobrisky remains confined at the Ikoyi custodial center.

The official noted that the offense committed by Bobrisky does not meet the criteria for transfer to a high-security facility typically reserved for individuals serving life or death sentences.

This clarification aims to dispel any false information regarding Bobrisky’s current location and underscores the NCoS’s adherence to appropriate custodial protocols based on the severity of the offense.

“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.

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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 official 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.

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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