By Danladi Al-Hassan
The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the suspension of seven senior officers and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.
Controller Francis Enobore, Public Relations Officer of the Correctional Service, in a statement Friday in Abuja, disclosed that this was to facilitate unfettered investigation into the said incident.
He said “the letter signed by the Secretary of the Board, Mal. Hassan S. Yakmut stated that the indicted officers are placed on suspension pending the determination of the Discipline and General Purpose Committee of the Board”.
Jafa’aru Ahmed, Controller General of the Service, who had earlier visited the scene of the incident, had ordered an investigation into the circumstances surrounding it with a view to taking necessary actions in order to forestall future occurrence.
Ahmed commiserated with the families of the deceased inmates and prayed for quick recovery of the 7 others that are receiving treatment in the hospital.