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More Heads To Roll In Prisons Service Over Kuje Jailbreak

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Posted: Jul 4, 2016 at 5:56 pm   /   by   /   comments (0)


Ja’afaru Ahmed, Controller-General of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), has approved the suspension of 10 junior staff of Kuje Medium Security Prison, Abuja, after a jailbreak that led to the escape of a number of prisoners on June 24, 2016, including Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu, two high-profile prisoners of the facility, who are on trial for homicide.

The decision came shortly after the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) also approved the suspension of four senior officers in connection to the jailbreak.

Francis Enobore, spokesman for the NPS, disclosed this on Monday in Abuja in a press release.

Those affected by the order include Patrick Teru, Musa Tanko, Stephen Edogbanya and Buhari Musa Dogo.

Others are Usman Peter, Daka James, Zakari Yunasa, Dennis Makun, Fassan Akin, Adamu Luka and Asnamal Samuel.

According to Enobore, the suspension was “sequel to the outcome of the preliminary investigation into the incident and in consonance with PSR 030406 (2008) Revised Version.”

The statement also said the officers were suspended from duty to allow for unhindered trial process.

It said the commissioned officers among them would be served with letters of query while the junior staff would be given Form 96 (Charge Sheet) to explain their role in the incident.

It added, “The Controller-General wishes to solicit the cooperation of members of the public to volunteer useful information that will assist in the recapture of the fugitives.”