Kirikiri prison boss, doctor arrested for abetting convict misbehaviour

The Economic and Financial Crimes Commission has arrested two top officials of Kirikiri maximum prison for abetting a convict to get treatment outside Nigeria.

Controller, Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and head of the medical facility, Hemeson Edwin were arrested by the anti-graft agency, EFCC, for “allegedly giving exaggerated medical reports that warranted a convicted internet fraudster, Hope Aroke, who is serving a 24-year jail term, being given a referral to be treated outside the facility.”

Both men are Deputy Controllers (DC) of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS).

It was gathered that the EFCC said Mr Aroke despite currently serving his jail term in the prison has been attending parties as well as hosting guests at a hotel outside the prison facilities. He was also operating bank accounts from inside the prison where he was able to commit another $1 million fraud.

The arrest of the prison officials was announced by the EFCC spokesperson, Wilson Uwujaren, in a statement issued to the press.

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