By Omeiza Ajayi

ABUJA—The Nigeria Prisons Service has announced the suspension of 14 officers, following the escape of two high profile inmates, Solomon Amodu and Maxwell Ajukwu, from lawful custody in Kuje Medium Security Prison on June 24. Both are standing trial for culpable homicide.

Spokesman of the service, DCP Francis Enobore, in a statement yesterday in Abuja, said the Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board, CDFIPB, has approved the suspension of four senior officers, while the Controller-General of Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, in his capacity, also approved the suspension of 10 junior staff of the prisons.

Those affected are the Officer-in-Charge of Kuje Prisons, DCP Musa Tanko and three other officers, namely SIP Buhari Dogo, PIP Stephen Edogbanya and PIP Patrick Teru.

Others are Usman Peter, Dennis Makum, Fassan Akin, Daka James, Adamu Luka, Zakari Yunasa, Asnamal Samuel, Ejegwa Patrick, Isah Ibrahim and Ngede Salifu.

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