Friday, 8 July 2016
Prisons Comptroller-General Ahmed falsified his age
Mr Ja'afaru Ahmed, the new Comptroller-General (CG) of the Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), was involved in age fabrication. Mr. Ahmed, who was appointed by President Muhammadu Buhari in May as successor to Dr. Peter Ekpendu, was an Assistant Comptroller-General the NPS headquarters in Abuja.
According to NPS documents in the possession of SaharaReporters, Mr. Ahmed joined the service on 30 November 1985, at the age of 28. He was posted to the administrative unit at the NPS headquarters, according to Sahara Reporters.
The documents gave Mr. Ahmed's date of birth when he joined the service on July 21, 1957. The date of birth remained consistent until 2015 when Mr. Ahmed sliced two years off his age and arrived at a date of birth of July 21, 1959. NPS documents listing members of the top echelon of the service in 2015 boldly showed Mr. Ahmed, an indigene of Jega Local Government Area of Kebbi State, as the sixth highest placed officer. The documents, however, showed a different date of birth to what he claimed at the time he enlisted in the service.
Source: Sahara Reporters