Minister Of Interior Probes NCoS Personnel For Aiding Terrorism

He promised to hold accountable any personnel who was found to be culpable.
Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo
Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-OjoGoogle

The Nigerian Correctional Service's Controller-General, Haliru Nababa, has been instructed by Interior Minister Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo to look into the allegations levelled against its personnel.

Gen. Chris Musa, the Chief of Defence Staff, had accused some correctional personnel of working with prisoners to finance terrorist organizations.

“The issue of correctional facilities In the North East, when we were debriefing some of the arrested Boko Haram, they were able to tell us how, from the prison, they could plan operations out in the field. They pass funds across.

“They use some of the warders there. We are not saying all of them are corrupt. They use their accounts and the deal is that anyone whose account is used shares it 50/50. Those are the challenges, ” Musa had said while appearing before the House of Representatives on Tuesday.

But in a statement released on Thursday by Alao Babatunde, his Special Adviser on Media and Publicity, the minister condemned the staff member's unpatriotic conduct.

He promised to hold accountable any personnel who was found to be culpable.

The statement read, “The minister has called for a speedy investigation into the matter, noting that any officer culpable or complicit of sabotaging the Nigerian Correctional Facility, and by extension the security of the country, shall face the full wrath of the law.

The minister also wants the public to know that efforts are being made to change the correctional system to conform to international norms so that prisoners can receive a true rehabilitation in accordance with President Bola Tinubu's Renewed Hope Agenda.

“The era of talks but no action is over. The Renewed Hope administration will not entertain a breach from any officer. We have the interest of the state to protect, and it is above anyone’s interest.”

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