Tragedy As Ex-Nigerian Prisons Controller Is Murdered In His Farm
A former assistant controller-general of the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) identified as Nanvyet Gwali, has been murdered by yet to be identified gunmen on August 10 at his farm in Laminga, near Keffi, Nassarawa state.
A public relations officer of NPS, Francis Enobore, confirmed the death of Gwali in a statement on Tuesday in Abuja.
He said the deceased transferred his services from Plateau ministry of education to NPS in 1989 as a superintendent of prisons and rose to the rank of deputy controller-general of prisons.
The statement read: “The retired senior officer was gruesomely murdered by yet to be identified gunmen on the evening of Friday 10th August, 2018, at his Farm Stead in Laminga, along Keffi – Nasarawa Road, Nasarawa State.
“The deceased senior citizen transferred his services from the then Ministry of Education Plateau State, to the Nigerian Prisons Service in 1989 as a Superintendent of Prisons and rose to the exalted rank of Assistant Controller General of Prisons.
“Amongst his numerous strategic deployments while in service, was to cover the duties of Deputy Controller General of Prisons (Finance and Accounts) which was his last deployment before he graciously retired in February 2016.”
Enobore said the NPS is in touch with the relevant security agencies who were on the trail of the perpetrators of the crime to ensure that they were brought to justice.