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Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Interior Minister

Board suspends Prison officers over Ngelari’s release

Gen. Abdulrahman Dambazau, Interior Minister

CG NPS Jaafar Ahmed

CG NPS Jaafar Ahmed

The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board (CDFIPB) has suspended 3 senior Prisons officers, CP Peter Yeni Tenkwa, DCP Abubakar Abaka and SP John Bukar indicted for their complicity in the issuance of unauthorised medical report on Bala Ngelari, the former Governor of Adamawa State serving a 5 year jail term in Yola prison.

The letter dated 3rd April, 2017 and signed by the Director / Secretary of the Board, Mr. Sunday Dan Ogu,  approved the suspension of the officers pending the outcome of all necessary investigations into the matter.

Meanwhile, a new Controller and officer in-charge have been posted to take over the state command and Yola prison respectively including a medical doctor to oversee the prison clinic. The officers have since resumed duties.

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