8 warders sacked for smuggling prohibited items into prison yards

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The Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) has sacked eight junior officers for various acts of indiscipline including smuggling of prohibited items into prison yards for inmates.

Spokesman of the NPS, Mr Francis Enobore, disclosed this in a statement on Monday in Abuja.

Enobore said the smuggled items included cell phones, marijuana and other intoxicating substances.

He said two of the culprits, identified as Thomas Jatau and Mottallem Yari, were dismissed for “trafficking in mobile phones”.

The rest, Mohammed Jibril, Saleh Dan’Azare, Umar Gusau, Mohammed Ja’Oji, Saidu Gusau and Maji Maiku, were involved in smuggling of marijuana and other prohibited items into the prison yards, he said.

Enoboro stated that their dismissal followed the approval of the recommendation of the NPS Zonal Disciplinary Committee by the Comptroller-General, Mr Jaáfaru Ahmed.

He said, “Illegal access…

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