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FG Suspends 8 Ikoyi Prison Officials Over Electrocution Of Inmates

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Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, addressing the media at the Ikoyi correctional centre, Lagos

The Federal Government has on Friday suspended eight officials of the Ikoyi maximum prison over the electrocution of 5 inmates.

The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) approved the suspension of the officials consisting of 7 senior officers and 1 junior personnel of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) over the electrocution of 5 inmates of the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.

The Public Relations Officer of the NCoS, Francis Enobore, who disclosed this in a statement on Friday, said the suspension was to facilitate unfettered investigation into the sad incident.

He said the letter, signed by the Secretary of the Board, Mal. Hassan S. Yakmut, stated that the indicted officers were placed on suspension pending the determination of the Discipline and General Purpose Committee of the Board.

Odunews.com had reported how five inmates of the Ikoyi prison were electrocuted and many others injured.

This led to a probe of the incident ordered by the Minister for Interior, Rauf Aregbesola.

Adelowo Adegboyega
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