14 Kuje Prison Staff Suspended – 14 officials of the Kuje medium prison, Abuja have been suspended by the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB).
This comes after two high profile inmates in the prison, Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu, escaped from the prison. 4 senior officers and 10 junior officers were suspended. They are:
1) DCP Musa Tanko was the Officer-in-Charge of Kuje Medium Prison when the incident happened.
2) SIP Buhari Musa Dogo
3) PIP Stephen Edogbanya J.
4) PIP Patrick Teru
5) IP Usman Peter
6) IP Dennis B. Makum
7) IP Fassan S. Akin
8) SPA Daka James
9) SPA Adamu Luka
10) SPA Zakari Yunasa
11) PA Asnamal Samuel
12) PA Ejegwa Patrick
13) PA 11 Isah Ibrahim
14) PA 11 Ngede Salifu.
“The suspension is sequel to the outcome of the preliminary investigation into the incident and in consonance with PSR 030406 (2008) Revised Version; the officers were suspended from duty to allow for unhindered trial process,” a statement by the Nigeria Prisons Service, (NPS), Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Frances Enobore read.
“The commissioned officers among them are to be served with letters of query while the junior staff will be given Form 96 (Charge Sheet) to explain their role in the unfortunate saga.
“Meanwhile, efforts to recapture the fleeing prisoners in collaboration with sister security agencies are on-going. This is in addition to tightening security measures in and prison formations nationwide to forestall a repeat of such incident.
“The Controller General wishes to solicit the cooperation of members of the public to volunteer useful information that will assist in the recapture of the fugitives.”