Popular Nigerian Broadcaster, Becky Madojemu has reacted to photos of female inmates at the Kirikiri correctional facility in Lagos.
Photos of the prisoners hit the internet recently after a beauty pageant show was organized where the alleged killer of SuperTV CEO, Chidinma Ojukwu, emerged winner.
Reacting to the photos, Mrs Becky Madojemu said she is surprised at how healthy the female inmates look.
“Can’t believe how fresh these inmates are. Even those under the canopies are robust.” she wrote.
See the photos below,
The national spokesperson of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, explaining why they organised the pageant show, said it is to keep the inmates in sound and good spirit.
“What happened is that as part of our reformation and rehabilitation programme and to also keep the inmates in a sound and good spirit, we organise a number of social engagement amongst them. Some could be recreational activities, some could be theatre work like entertainment.
“There are a number of programs that we introduced to get the inmates happy and put them in a good frame of mind. First, we ensure that while they are there, they are open to correction, second, we ensure that they are there in good spirit in order to help them kill boredom. There are so many things we do. In line with this, the officer in charge of the Kirikiri correctional facility organised some competitions among the inmates like cooking, tailoring, make-up, among others.
“These are things that will make them happy because our primary responsibility is to keep them safe and sound. That was what happened and she emerged the best in the competition. It is part of what we do. In fact, the person in charge of the Kirikiri female prison has been doing marvellously well.”