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Nigerian Prison Service denies starving Evans

The Nigerian Prison Service has denied the allegation made by kidnap suspect, Chukwudumeme Onwuamadike, known as Evans, that he was being starved in prison.The prison boss claimed Evans was denied food for outside prison so as not to compromise his security. Vanguard reports that the Comptroller-general of the prison, Ja’afaru Ahmed, claimed that Evans was denied food from outside prison so as not to compromise his security. The comptroller said: “In prison, an inmate must eat the food provided, but when they want self-feeding, they can have it, but there is a caveat— their security will not be compromised. “In Evans’ case, we fear that his security may be compromised. That is why we took necessary measures to ensure that Evans is protected, secure and his access to anything must not be compromised. “It is not a must for prison officers to allow self-feeding. The officer in charge may allow self-feeding if he feels that the security of inmate will not be compromised.” It was previously reported that Evans cried out in court about the way he is treated in detention. The kidnap kingpin complained at the Lagos state high court in Ikeja on Friday, November 17 that he is not properly fed. He complained to the judge that the last time he ate was five days before and begged the court to allow him access to food. Other defendants are: Uche Amadi, Ogechi Uchechukwu, Okwuchukwu Nwachukwu, Chilaka Ifeanyi and Victor Chukwunonso Aduba.

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