Six prison officers who prevented the escape of two inmates of the Enugu Maximum Security Prisons on May 5, have been commended by the Controller General of Prisons, Ahmed Ja’faru.
ASP Emeka Monday, Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Prison Service, Enugu State Command made the disclosure in a statement in Enugu today.
Monday recalled that two inmates who evaded custody on 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.