CDFIPB dismisses 23 prisons officers, suspends 11 others

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB), at its emergency meeting, on Thursday,  August 11, 2016,   approved the dismissal of three senior prisons officers serving in Kuje Medium Security Prison, and three other senior officers serving in Koton Karfe Prison.

The dismissal, it was learnt, was not unconnected with their complicity in the escape of prisoners from the respective prisons. The dismissal letters dated August 12, 2016 were signed by the secretary to the board, Alhaji A. A. Ibrahim.

The letters read in part: “…Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) considered the allegation of serious misconduct arising from your negligence of duty as leveled against you.

“The board thereafter approved your immediate dismissal from the Nigerian Prisons Service  in line with the provision of the  Public Service Rule 030402 (O) being an action prejudicial to the security of the state.”

Also, the Controller-General of Prisons in his capacity has approved the dismissal of seven junior staff members serving in Kuje Medium Security prison and 10 other junior staff  members serving in Koton Karfe Prison  implicated in the escape saga.