Dambazzau blames Kuje Prison jailbreak on poor Security
Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazzau says security gaps are responsible for the recent escape of two inmates from the Kuje Medium Prison in Abuja.
The minister who oversees the Nigeria Prisons Service, says certain prison officials were negligent.
Sifon Essien reports that the minister’s vissit came three days after two prisoners escaped from this medium security prison in Kuje- a suburb of the Nigerian capital.
The prison authorities debunked reports that it was a prison break, but the Interior Ministry that oversees the Prison Service is displeased with the incident.
Reports show that the two escapees who were awaiting trial for murder took advantage of the security lapse in the prison due to the absence of some prison officials from their duty post.
The Interior Minister says he expects a full report on the incident as an investigation has begun.