The Management of the Nigerian Prisons Service has dismissed three Junior Prison Officers for alleged grievous security offences.
The Public Relations Officer of the service, Mr Francis Enornore, confirmed their dismissal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday in Abuja.
Enorbore named the affected officers as IP Samaila Inusa, PA 11; Jonathan Ibrahim and PA 11, Adamu Jethro, all junior officers of the service.
“This followed the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee that found the officers guilty of procuring illicit items such as Indian hemp (cannabis) and other intoxicants for inmates,” he said.
Enobore noted that apart from the illicit items fuelling indiscipline and the health hazard on the inmates, the suspects had been implicated in a number of jailbreaks recorded in the past.
He said that their action jeopardised the security of life and property of innocent personnel and inmates. Read more