Alleged killer of the CEO of SuperTv, Mr. Michael Ataga, Chidinma Ojukwu, has emerged the winner of the beauty pageant show organized by the Nigerian Correctional Services.
After the competition, she was crowned “Miss Cell 2022” at a beauty pageant held within Kirikiri correctional facility to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day.
Spokesperson, Nigeria Correctional Service, Francis Enobore, who confirmed the reason behind the beauty pageant, said part of the services of the correctional facility is to ensure that inmates are in ‘sound and good spirit.’
Ojukwu participated in a beauty pageant alongside other ladies at the correctional facility and emerged the winner of the competition.
Enobore further stated that to ensure that inmates are in a high spirit, the correctional centres engage them in exciting competitions like pageantry, cooking competitions among others.
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 marvelously well.”
Chidinma is currently undergoing trial for the alleged killing of Ataga.
She was arrested days after Ataga was found dead in a serviced apartment in the Lekki area of Lagos.
The trial has attracted attention nationwide.