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Minna Jailbreak: Prisons Controller, others suspended


Interior minister, Comrade Abba Moro has ordered the suspension of the Niger State Controller of Prisons following the jailbreak that led to the escape of over 300 inmates.

The suspension came as a result of the approval of the recommendations of the Controller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Dr Peter Ekpendu for the immediate removal and suspension of some officers pending the outcome of Investigation on the jailbreak at the Medium Security Prison, Minna.

A statement by Ope Fatinikun, Public Relations Officer, Nigerian Prisons Service gave the names of the officers as  the Controller of Prisons, Niger state Command, Musa Maiyaki; the officer-in-Charge, Medium Security Prison Minna, ACP MOHAMMED BENA and all other Officers on duty on 6th December 2014 when the jailbreak happened.

Meanwhile, the Controller General of Prisons, Dr Peter Ekpendu, also ordered the immediate transfer of 55 Officers and Men of the Zonal and state Headquarters Minna to Medium Security Prison Minna and Old Prison Minna to beef up security in the two (2) Prisons.


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