Prison officer dismissed for alleged drug trafficking

Comptroller–General of the Nigerian Prisons Service Jaafaru Ahmed
Comptroller–General, Nigerian Prisons Service, Jaafaru Ahmed

Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS) has dismissed a prison officer for allegedly trafficking illicit drugs in the prison yard.

NPS spokesman, Francis Enorbore, in a statement on Monday, named the officer as Prison Assistant 1, Umar Adamu.

Mr Enorbore said the officer’s dismissal came after Comptroller General of Prisons, (CGP) Ja’afaru Ahmed, approved the recommendations of Zone C disciplinary committee.

He said: “This followed the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee that found the officer guilty of secreting illicit items such as Indian hemp (cannabis) and other intoxicants into the prison for inmates.

“This is part of a concerted effort by the administration to continue to maintain discipline and ensure that mal-adjusted inmates in Prison custody are only handled by those with the required rectitude to do so.

“The CGP, therefore warn that any officer caught in such an ignoble act will be shown the way out of the Service as they have no business being in a character reformation agency.

“He assured the public that the management of the NPS remains irrevocably committed to sustain the peace and calm now existing in prisons across the country in order to enhance reformation and rehabilitation of offenders in prisons custody.”