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“Junior Staff Will Explain Their Roles” – Prisons Suspend 14 Staff Over Kuje Jail Break

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) and the Controller-General, Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS), have approved the suspension of 14 members of staff of the prisons as a result of the escape of two high profile inmates, Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu, from the Kuje Medium Security Prison on June 24, 2016.

Both prisoners are standing trial for culpable homicide.

The NPS spokesman, DCP Francis Enobore, said in a statement yesterday that the board approved the suspension of four senior officers while the Controller-General, Ja’afaru Ahmed, approved the suspension of 10 junior staff of the service.

The affected staff include DCP Musa Tanko, SIP Buhari Musa Dogo, PIP Stephen Edogbanya J., PIP Patrick Teru, IP Usman Peter, IP Dennis B. Makum and IP Fassan S. Akin.

Others are SPA Daka James, SPA Adamu Luka, SPA Zakari Yunasa, PA Asnamal Samuel, PA Ejegwa Patrick, PA 11 Isah Ibrahim and PA 11 Ngede Salifu.

He said the suspension was sequel to the outcome of the preliminary investigation into the incident, adding that the step was necessary to allow unhindered trial.

“The commissioned officers among them are to be served letters of query while the junior staff will be given Form 96 (Charge Sheet) to explain their roles in the unfortunate saga,” Enobore said.

He said efforts to recapture the fleeing prisoners were on in collaboration with sister security agencies.

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