DAMBAZAU ORDERS IMPROVED SECURITY AT PRISONS NATIONWIDE
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) addressing the media at Kuje Medium Prison
Minister of Interior, Lt Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau (rtd) has ordered an improved security at the Kuje Medium Prison and other prisons nationwide, to forestall escape of inmates.
The Minister stated this at Kuje during an on-the-spot assessment of the Kuje Prison following the escape of two prisoners, Maxwell Ajukwu and Solomon Amodu, facing culpable homicide, from that facility at the weekend.
Gen. Dambazau disclosed that he had just received the report of a preliminary investigation into the incident, addingthat he had ordered a full-fledged investigation in order to unravel the incident of their escape, and to apportion blame accordingly.
He observed that the prisoners escaped due to a gap in the security measures in the facility, emphasizing that henceforth efforts would be made to bridge that gap and noted that the manhunt for the escaped prisoners by all security agencies are being intensified.
The Minister recalled his earlier directives to the immediate past Controller General of Prison (CGP) to the effect that all loopholes be plugged to prevent inmates from escaping, and then charged the newly-appointed CGI, Ahmed Ja’afaru, to overhaul the security mechanism in the prison.
Gen. Dambazau toured the facility alongside the Controller-General of Prison (CGP) and the Commandant-General of Nigeria Security and Civil Defence Corps (NSCDC) as well as other officials of the Ministry.