The Civil Defense, Correctional, Fire and Immigration Services Board on Friday approved the suspension of seven senior officers of Nigerian Correctional Service over the electrocution of five inmates in Ikoyi, Lagos.
Also suspended is one junior personnel of the service over the tragic incident.
This information was made known by the Public Relation Officer of NCoS, Francis Enobore in statement on Friday in Abuja.
According to him, the suspension was to facilitate unfettered investigation into the incident.
Enobore said that the suspension letter was signed by the Secretary of the Board, Malam Hassan Yakmut.
He said that the affected officers were placed on suspension, pending the determination of the Discipline and General Purpose Committee of the Board.
The Controller General, NCoS, Ja’afaru Ahmed had ordered investigation into the electrocution of five inmates of the Ikoyi Medium Security Custodial Centre of Lagos Command on December 2.