Nigerian Correctional Service has suspended Deputy Controller of Corrections, Abubakar Sani, over an alleged recruitment scam.
Sani had been arraigned by the Economic and Financial Crimes Commission before Justice Hadiza Shagari of the Federal High Court, Katsina, on six counts of conspiracy and obtaining by false pretence.
This is happening a few weeks after the Civil Defence, Corrections, Fire and Immigration Services Board approved the dismissal of seven senior officers from the service based on the recommendation of the Senior Officers Disciplinary Committee.
The NCoS in a statement in Abuja on Monday, by its spokesman, DCC Augustine Njoku, said it had on October 26 and “on the approval of the CDCFIB suspended the officer based on the charge of gross misconduct” reported against him.
It said, “The Controller-General of Corrections Ja’afaru Ahmed in a statement said the Service will not take lightly any case of misconduct against any personnel of the service.”
The CGC called on members of the public with any case against the NCoS personnel to forward such to the office for appropriate disciplinary actions.
He assured the public of “the safe and humane custody of all those legally committed.”