Tag: Nigerian Prisons service

Prisons Dismisses 23 officers, Suspend 11 Others Over Prison Break

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has sacked three senior Prisons officers serving in Kuje Medium Security prison and three other senior officers serving in Koton Karfe prison for their alleged complicity in the escape of prisoners from the respective prisons. The board took the decision[Read More…]

Female Prisons Staff Dismissed for Smuggling Alcoholic Drinks Into Kirikiri Prison

A female Prisons staff attached to Kirikiri female prisons, Lagos has been dismissed from the service for smuggling alcoholic drinks into the prison yard. The dismissal letter signed on behalf of the Controller-General of Prisons by the officer incharge of discipline, DCP Agun Olatunji Esq, stated that the staff was[Read More…]

Following Ja’afaru Ahmed’s Appointment, Two Senior Prisons Officers Retired From Prisons

Press Rleases Following the appointment of Ja’afaru Ahmed as the Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board ( CDFIPB), in an emergency meeting held on the 27th of June, 2016 has approved the retirement of a Deputy Controller-General and an Assistant Controller-General[Read More…]

“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[Read More…]

Female Lawmaker Slapped For Overtaking Prisons Boss Convoy Within National Assembly Premises

The head of Nigeria’s prisons service has been summoned to appear before parliament after his security guards allegedly slapped a female MP. Onyemaechi Mrakpor, 49, and a member of the lower house, told the BBC she was attacked for overtaking the motorcade of Peter Ezenwa Ekpendu on Wednesday. “One man[Read More…]

Nigerian Prisons Service Denies Attempted Jail-Break In Yola

The Nigerian Prisons service (NPS) has denied a media report on an alleged attempted jailbreak by some convicted soldiers in Yola Prison in Adamawa State. The spokesperson of the NPS, Mr. Ope Fatinukun in a statement said “there was no pandemonium, commotion nor gun shots fired into air in Yola[Read More…]