FG Suspends 9 Over Alleged $1m Fraud By Inmate


The Civil Defence, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board (CDCFIB) has approved the suspension of 3 officers and 6 other ranks of the Nigerian Correctional Service implicated in the alleged internet fraud suspected to have been perpetrated by an inmate, Hope Olusegun Aroke, serving a term of imprisonment at Kirikiri Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.

Mr Francis Enobore, the Public Relation Officer of NCoS disclosed this in a statement on Wednesday in Abuja.

Nigeria News Agency reports that the Controller General, NCos, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed had ordered a comprehensive investigation into an alleged internet fraud of 1 million dollars by a convicted inmate in Kirikiri, Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Lagos.

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“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.

NAN also reports that the CG had assured members of the public that if any personnel was found to have been involved in the ignoble act, the culprit(s) would face the consequences as prescribed by the law.

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 a 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.