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Nigeria suspends 2 prisons comptrollers for releasing ex-governor convicted of corruption


Jaafar Jaafar
Jaafar Jaafar is a graduate of Mass Communication from Bayero University, Kano. He was a reporter at Daily Trust, an assistant editor at Premium Times and now the editor-in-chief of Daily Nigerian.
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The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board, CDFIPB, has suspended 3 senior prisons officers, CP Peter Yeni Tenkwa, DCP Abubakar Abaka and SP John Bukar indicted for their complicity in the issuance of unauthorised medical report on Bala Ngelari, the former governor of Adamawa State serving a five-year-jail term in Yola prison.

FILE PHOTO: James Bala Ngilari taking oath of office as governor of Adamawa State

The letter dated 3rd April, 2017 and signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, Sunday Dan Ogu, FCAI approved the suspension of the officers pending the outcome of all necessary investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, a new controller and officer in-charge have been posted to take over the state command and Yola prison respectively including a medical doctor to oversee the prison clinic. The officers have since resumed duties.
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