NPS dismisses 3 prison officers for trafficking

NPS dismisses 3 prison officers for trafficking

- Three junior prison officers of Nigerian Prisons Service have been dismissed for alleged grievous security offences

- Those affected are IP Samaila Inusa, PA 11 Jonathan Ibrahim and PA 11 Adamu Jethro

- Spokesman of the NPS, Francis Enobore, confirmed the dismissal of the officers

The management of the Nigerian Prisons Service, has dismissed three Junior Prison Officers for alleged grievous security offences.

The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the service, Francis Enornore, confirmed their dismissal in a statement made available to the News Agency of Nigeria on Friday, September 28, 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.

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He said: “This 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.”

Enobore noted that apart from fuelling indiscipline and the health hazard on the inmates, access to cannabis and intoxicants, the suspects had been implicated in a number of escapes and jailbreaks recorded in the past.

He, however, said that their action jeopardized security of life and property of innocent personnel and inmates including the larger society.

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According to him, “The controller-general, NPS, Ja’afaru Ahmed 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 the law.

“While this action is to serve as deterrents to would-be incorrigible individuals, the prisons boss further warned that stiffer punishment awaits anyone found guilty of compromising standards and good conduct expected of a correction officer.”

Meanwhile, had reported that the NPS said the list of successful candidates in the ongoing recruitment exercise into the service is not yet ready.

The spokesman of the NPS, Francis Enobore, said in a statement on Tuesday, June 26, that the information being circulated in the social media concerning the recruitment process was not correct.

"The attention of the management of the Nigerian Prisons Service has been drawn to the information making rounds on the Social Media Space, as regards the ongoing recruitment exercise.

"The Nigerian Prisons Service wishes to state unequivocally that the said information which hinges around updates on the recruitment and release of a purported list of successful candidates is false. This information is aimed at defrauding unsuspecting job seekers by fraudsters," he said.

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