FG suspends eight Correctional Service officials over electrocution of inmates


Blessing Olaifa, Abuja

The Federal Government has suspended seven senior officials and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the electrocution of five inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.

The suspension was approved by the Board of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Service under the Federal Ministry of Interior, the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Jaafaru Ahmed, announced on Friday.

A statement signed by Francis Enobore on behalf of the Comptroller General noted that the affected officers were placed on suspension to allow unfettered investigation into the matter.

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Enobore, who is the spokesman of the service, said the suspension was contained in a document signed by the Secretary of the Board, Malam Hassan Yakmut.

The statement reads: “The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration…



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