Update: Kano prison officer arrested for killing trader

A Correctional Service Officer has been arrested for accidental discharge, which led to the death of a vendor and injured another within the vicinity of the Goron Dutse Medium Security Custodial Centre in Kano State.

WITHIN NIGERIA had reported that the yet-to-be named prison officer allegedly killed a trader for refusing to give him a stick of cigarette.

The Command’s Public Relations Officer, DSC Musbahu Lawan, who confirm the incident in a statement issued on Monday disclosed that the officer involved, on the order of the state Controller of Corrections, was immediately arrested and a panel set up to investigate the circumstances surrounding the ugly incident.

“While expressing his condolences to the family members of the deceased, the Controller prayed to God Almighty for the repose of the soul of the departed and speedy recovery of the injured.”

Lawan assured that the case would be duly investigated and appropriate action taken according to the provisions of the law, stating that the Service maintained zero tolerance for indiscipline and any form of recklessness.