Ngilari's Release: Senior Prison Officers Suspended
Three senior prison officers will be staying away from their jobs for some time.
The affected officers are Peter Tenkwa, the controller of Prisons for Adamawa State, Abubakar Abaka, the Deputy Comptroller and John Bukar, a Superintendent of Prisons
They were suspended for the complicity in the issuance of an unauthorised medical report that could have led to the release of former Adamawa state governor, Bala Ngilari.Ngilari was recently sentenced to five years imprisonment, but a Yola High Court had last week granted him bail on health grounds.
It was later found that the medical report that aided the ex- governor's release was not authorized by the prison authorities.
According to a statement released on Tuesday, April 4, by the Prisons spokesperson, Francis Enobore, the suspended senior officers were indicted for the roles they played in the issuance of the unauthorised medical report.
In the suspension letter dated 3rd April, 2017 and signed by the Director/Secretary of the Board, Sunday Ogu, the officers were relieved of their official duties pending the outcome of all necessary investigation.