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Monday, 27 November 2017

Nigerian Prison Service sacks 8 officers claims They were caught red-handed

The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has announced the dismissal of eight officials for various offences, Premium Times has reported.The report gave the names of the dismissed officialsas Thomas Jatau, Mottallem J, Mohammed JIbril, Saleh Dan’Azare, Umar Gusau, Mohammed Ja’Oji, Saidu Gusau, and Maji Maku.A statement released by the NPS said the eight officials were dismissed for different offences including trafficking in mobile phones and dealing in substances suspected to be Indian hemp.“The controller-general of prisons, Jaáfaru Ahmed, has approved the recommendation of the zonal disciplinary committee for the dismissal of eight junior officers for various offences against discipline.“They were found guilty of trafficking (smuggling) prohibited items such as mobile phones, India hemp and other intoxicating substances into the prison yard for inmates,”the statement said. The letter signed by the officer in-charge of discipline, O Agun, said IP Thomas Jatau and PA 11 Mottallem J Yari were dismissed for trafficking in mobile phones while AIP Mohammed Isah Jibril, CPA Saleh Mohammed Dan’Azare, PA 1 Umar Gusau, PA 11 Mohammed Ali Ja’Oji, PA 1 Saidu Ibrahim Gusau and PA 11 Maji Maiku got fired for trafficking in India hemp, intoxicating substances and other prohibited items.“Illegal access to mobile phones and other communication gadgets by prisoners has been of great concern to the management of the prisons service as various criminal activities have been perpetrated by inmates including facilitating jailbreaks and escapes.“Similarly, apart from the far reaching health implications of exposing inmates to the use of India hemp and other intoxicating substances, the act also compromises discipline and negates inmate reformation thrust of the prison.“The controller-general wishes to appreciate officersand men of the service including members of the public for providing useful information that has continue to assist the authority in identifying unfit individuals within the ranks for appropriate action.“The public is once again assured of humane custody of prisoners and sustainable peace and calm in all prison formations across the country as efforts are now being strengthened to guarantee adequate reformation and rehabilitation of offendersto become productive citizens on discharge,”the statement read.

Dakingsweb earlier reported how a group known as behind Bars Intervention raised an alarm over the state of the Ogwashi Uku prison in Delta state, which they say has resulted to the death of one inmate, Smart Ohuzu.In a statement posted on Facebook, the group's leader, Prince Gwamnishu Harrison, who is an ex-awaiting trial prisoner, alleged that the Late Ohuzu died due to negligence by the prison authorities.



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