8 officials suspended over electrocution of 5 inmates in Ikoyi prison

8 officials suspended over electrocution of 5 inmates in Ikoyi prison

- Eight officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) have been suspended following the electrocution of inmates that happened at Ikoyi prison

- The prison officials were asked to step aside while a full investigation is launched

- Five prison inmates died as a result of the electrocution while 7 others are receiving treatment in the hospital

Seven senior officials of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) have been suspended following the electrocution of five inmates at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos, popularly known as Ikoyi prison.

Vanguard reports that the suspension of the senior officials alongside one junior officer became effective following its approval by the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board.

Legit.ng gathered that this was made known in a statement released on Friday, December 6, by Controller Francis Enobore, the spokesperson of the NCS.

The suspended officials were indicted in the ugly incident the led to the loss of five lives and were asked to step aside while a full investigation is launched.

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The statement indicates that the officials’ suspension will remain effective pending the determination of the Discipline and General Purpose Committee of the Board.

Five inmates lost their lives in the incident while seven others are receiving treatment in the hospital.

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Earlier, Legit.ng reported that the minister of interior, Rauf Aregbesola, ordered an immediate investigation into the death of the five inmates.

The incident happened on Monday, December 2.

Aregbesola, according to a statement signed by Jane Osuji, his press secretary, ordered an urgent investigation into the incident.

The ministry also promised to release a comprehensive report on the incident

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