BREAKING NEWS: Army blames absence of CCTV for Kuje prison break

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blames absence of CCTV for Kuje prison break

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The Army has blamed the July 5, 2022 Kuje prison break on the absence of Close Circuit Television (CCTV) cameras at the facility.

Major Peter Ogbuinya, the Assistant Director, Commercial Law, the Directorate of Legal Services, stated this at the investigative hearing by the of Representatives Joint Committees on Reformatory Institutions, Justice, Police Affairs, , and Human Rights in on Wednesday.

Ogbuinya said after the jail break, the army observed that the prison was located in a densely populated area.

“We observed the facility has low fence and has no CCTV cameras installed in the place before the incident,” he said.

Ogbuinya said the army only play a complementary role in providing security in Correctional Centres.

‘'The day the incident occurred, we had a rotation of troops and I would not want to comment on the question regarding the possibility of having an insider.

“Prior to that incident, the Nigerian army wrote series of to the Comptroller General of the concerning our observations and things that would enhance security around the facility.

“We are still working to know if there are any who failed to do what they were meant to do within the hierarchy,” he said.

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