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Police nab 2 for attempting to smuggle drug into Ikoyi prison

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Two suspects, who allegedly attempted to smuggle illegal substances into Ikoyi Prison premises have been arrested by the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Prison Service (NPS).

The Comptroller of Prisons Command, Mr Ailewon Noel in a statement issued on Wednesday by Mr Rotimi Oladokun, the Command Public Relations Officer, said the substances were suspected to be marijuana and tramadol.

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According to him, the suspects hid the substances in a pair of slippers before they were caught by prison officials.

While lauding the efforts of the officers and men of the command for ensuring that prison security was not compromised, the PPRO also commended them for the arrest of the suspects,

He further directed that the seized drugs and the suspects be transferred to the custody of the National Drug Law Enforcement Agency NDLEA for further investigation and criminal prosecution.

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