The Nigerian Prisons Service(NPS), on Monday dismissed a prison officer for allegedly dealing in illicit drugs in the prison yard.
In a statement in Abuja, NPS spokesperson, Francis Enorbore, gave the name of the officer as Umar Adamu, a Prison Assistant 1.
Enorbore stated that the officer’s dismissal came after the Comptroller General of Prisons(CGP), Ja’afaru Ahmed, approved the recommendations of Zone C disciplinary committee.
The statement read in part, “This followed the recommendation of the Zonal Disciplinary Committee that found the officer guilty of secreting illicit items such as Indian hemp (cannabis) and other intoxicants into the prison for inmates.
“This is part of a concerted effort by the administration to continue to maintain discipline and ensure that mal-adjusted inmates in Prison custody are only handled by those with the required rectitude to do so.
“The CGP, therefore warn that any officer caught in such an ignoble act will be shown the way out of the Service as they have no business being in a character reformation agency.
“He assured the public that the management of the NPS remains irrevocably committed to sustain the peace and calm now existing in prisons across the country in order to enhance reformation and rehabilitation of offenders in prisons custody.”