Chidinma Ojukwu, the young lady that went viral some months ago over the alleged killing of Super TV boss, Michael Ataga, has now been crowned Miss Cell 2022 in Kirikiri Correctional Centre.
Viral reports and photos online noted that Chidinma participated in a beauty pageant alongside other ladies at the correctional facility and emerged the winner of the competition which was held to mark the 2022 International Women’s Day.
Photos also showed other female inmates who contested in the pageant, all dressed in dinner gowns with sashes supposedly representing their prison wards.
However, the Lagos State Command of the Nigerian Prison Service confirmed that several activities took place in commemoration of the IWD in the Female Custodial Facility of the prison.
The Public Relations Officer of the Command, Rotimi Oladokun, said;
“The inmates at Female Custodial Facility commemorated International Women’s Day. There were a series of event: talkshows, talent show, music, comedy, and beauty pageant.”
Commenting on the emergence of Chidinma as Miss Cell, Oladokun said;
“I can’t comment on a particular winner because there were many winners. Cell A may decide to sing, Cell B may decide to do beauty pageant, while Cell C may decide to present a play.
“Maybe her own cell decided to present a pageant show and she won as a representative there. But as I said, there are other winners.”
This gesture by the prison management did not go well as many believes the prison should be a place of punishment and rehabilitation and not fun.
Reacting to this, Reno Omokri said;
“Prisoner is a place of punishment and rehabilitation. Once it becomes a place of fun, the purpose is defeated. How will Usifo’s family feel to see Chidinma prancing about as a beauty queen in prison?Heads should roll, except Chidinma has a prison official sugar zaddy!”