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The recent jailbreak at the Minna medium security prison in Niger state has led to the immediate retirement of some officers in the state command of the Nigeria Prisons Service.
Those affected are the State Comptroller, Baba Gana, who has been retired and replaced by Ilyasu Mustapha from Taraba state.
Also affected in the reorganisation is the Assistant Comptroller of Prisons in charge of the Minna Medium Security Prison, Abubakar Tsalaha who has also been transferred to the zonal headquarters and replaced with another Comproller of prisons, Agade from Rivers State.
Recall that the Comptroller General of Nigeria Prisons, Ja’afaru Ahmed, set up a Committee headed by the Comptroller General in charge of Operations, Mohammed Garba, to investigate what led to the jailbreak and give some recommendations.
The Committee reportedly sat in Minna, Niger State for two weeks.
Judgment set to have been delivered in some cases before some Courts in Minna has also been slowed down because some of the accused are among the 180 inmates that escaped following the jailbreak in May.
This is because some of the inmates whose cases are to be determined are still at large and could not be arraigned before the concerned Judges.