The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the suspension of three officers and six other ranks of the Nigerian Correctional Service implicated in the said internet fraud by an inmate.
In a statement to NAN, the Public Relation Officer of NCoS, Mr. Francis Enobore, disclosed this on Wednesday in Abuja.
Recall that Onyxnewsng reported that the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission, EFCC, Lagos Zonal office, had arrested Emmanuel Oluwaniyi, a Deputy Controller, DC, Nigerian Correctional Service, NCS, and Hemeson Edson Edwin, also a DC, for allegedly giving exaggerated medical reports.
The alleged medical reports warranted a convicted internet fraudster, Hope Olusegun Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.
The fraud suspected to have been perpetrated by Hope Aroke, an inmate serving a term of imprisonment in Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.
“This is based on the preliminary report of the investigation panel earlier constituted by the CG which indicted the officers of complexity in the scandal.
Enobore said the CG who handed down the suspension order, noted that the task of correcting maladjusted persons in the society requires a measure of moral rectitude to make positive impact on offenders in custody.
He, therefore, restated the irreversible commitment of the authority to ensure that those without adequate strength of character and integrity are not allowed to taint the sanctity of the NCoS.