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3 Prison Officers Dismissed For Smuggling Dangerous Drugs To Inmates

Prison service boss, Ja’afaru Ahmed

The Controller General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed has approved the dismissal of three junior prison officers for smuggling prohibited items capable of compromising security into the Prison Yard.

Those affected, according to a statement by the Prisons Public Relations Officer (PPRO), DCP Francis Enobore, are Samaila Inusa, Jonathan Ibrahim and Adamu Jethro.

The statement said that their dismissal followed the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee  that found the officers guilty of  secreting illicit items such as Indian hemp (cannabis) and other intoxicants into the prison for inmates.

It said that apart from fuelling indiscipline and the health harzard  on the inmates, access to cannabis and intoxicants has been implicated in a number of escapes and jailbreaks recorded in the past, thus jeopardizing security of life and property of innocent personnel and inmates including the larger society.

The statement said that the Controller General has resolved to ensure that proven cases of indiscipline against any personnel particularly on offences that are capable of causing security breach, are promptly meted with appropriate sanctions according to law.

it said that while this action is to serve as deterrence to would be incorrigible individuals, the Prisons boss warned that “stiffer punishment awaits anyone found guilty of compromising standards and good conduct expected of a Correction Officer.”

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