The Federal Government has suspended seven senior officers and junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) over the electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Ikoyi, Lagos.
The suspension was announced on Friday b the Controller General of the Nigerian Correctional Service, Jaafaru Ahmed, after it was approved by the Board of the Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire, and Immigration Service under the Federal Ministry of Interior.
According to a statement released by the spokesman of the service, Francis Enobore, the affected officers were placed on the suspension to allow an unfettered investigation into the matter.
Enobore said the suspension was contained in a document signed by the Secretary of the Board, Mal. Hassan Yakmut.
“The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the suspension of 7 senior officers and one junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service over the unfortunate electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos to facilitate unfettered investigation into the sad incident.
“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.”