Ikoyi Prisons Fire Incident: 8 Prison Staff Suspended

Nigerian authorities say eight prison officers have been suspended, following the electrocution of five inmates at Ikoyi prison.

In a statement, a spokesperson for the correctional service said the suspensions would enable them to investigate the incident “unfettered”.

On Monday, five inmates were killed following a power surge in Ikoyi prison in Nigeria’s largest city.

A member of staff told the BBC that an electrical wire broke and fell on a bunk where inmates were sleeping.