OFFICIAL: How Alleged Killer Of Super TV Boss, Chidinma Ojukwu Emerged Kirikiri Beauty Queen
By Alabidun Shuaib Abdulrahman
Chidinma Ojukwu, a young lady who went viral a few months ago following the suspected murder of Super TV owner Michael Ataga, has been voted Miss Cell 2022 in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
Ojukwu competed in a beauty pageant in the correctional facility with other female inmates and won.
Francis Enobore, the National Spokesperson of the Nigeria Correctional Service, confirmed the news and explained the cause for the beauty competition in an exclusive interview with Daily Trust.
According to the spokesman, one of the correctional facility’s services is to guarantee that convicts are in ‘sound and good spirits.’
Enobore further noted that in order to keep inmates in good spirits, correctional facilities involve them in thrilling events such as pageantry and cookery competitions.
He said, “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.”