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Six officers rewarded for preventing a prison break in Enugu State

Ahmed Ja’faru, the Controller General of Prisons has presented commendation letters to six prison officers who foiled escape of two inmates of the Enugu Maximum Security Prisons on May 5.


ASP Emeka Monday, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Prison Service, Enugu State Command made the disclosure in a statement  in Enugu on Thursday. He recalled that two inmates with minor offence who evaded custody in May 5 were recaptured by the six officers.


He listed the gallant officers as Theophilius Martins, Ezekiel Yohanna, Christopher Nwaforenyi, Philip Nnamani, Nwadinobi Nwoke and Emmanuel Igwe. The command spokesperson said that the Controller of Prisons in Enugu Command, Mr Ndubuisi Ogbodo presented the commendation letters to the officers on behalf of the controller general.


He said that Ja’faru encouraged other officers to always be committed to their duties as there was reward for excellence in the service. Inspector Theophelius Martins, who spoke on behalf of the recipients, thanked the CGP for the recognition accorded them and pledged their commitment to the service.


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