A female prison wardress who smuggled alcohol into the female section of the Kirikiri Prison which almost caused a riot has been dismissed.
The sack letter signed by the Officer-In-Charge of Discipline in the Service, DCP Agun Olatunji, on behalf of the Controller-General of Prisons, opined that the dismissal of Ikenye came after an investigative panel had found her guilty of the offence after she was indicted.
The letter also stated that Ikenye was found guilty of negative activities which bordered on trafficking.
A statement by the Prisons Service Public Relations Officer, Francis Enobore, said the wardress’ action contravened the provisions of sections 14 (i) (a) and 82 (n) of Prisons Act, Cap P.29, LFN, 2004, and was punishable under sections 14 (i) (g) and 83 of the Act.
It noted that her offence posed a threat to the security of the prison formation, adding that the officer had been directed to hand over all government property, including her uniform and Service Identification Card to the authority before leaving.
“The offence is usually viewed seriously because of its potential threat to security. Cases of inmates making illegal phone calls from their cells, organising jailbreaks and having access to weapons are all traced to trafficking, sometimes perpetrated by staff and this has often been a source of embarrassment, not only to the service, but the nation at large," the statement reads.