Ghana Prisons to reprimand officer on binge with inmates

Ghana Prisons to reprimand officer on binge with inmates

- The warden accompanied inmates to a drinking bar

- He was spotted in a couple of photos which suggested that he joined the inmates on a drinking spree

- The viral photos has prompted investigations by the Ghana Prisons Service

- Vitalis Aiyeh, the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service said that it was an offence for prisoners to take alcohol

Ghana Prisons to reprimand officer on binge with inmates

The officer spotted in front of the counter/ Photo credit: Graphiconline

The Ghana Prisons Service has told the Daily Graphic that it has instituted investigations into the conduct of a prison warden who led prisoners at the Ankaful Prison Annex to a drinking spot last Saturday.

The warden was spotted in a couple of photos where he and the prison inmates were seen in suggestive postures of them having a binge.

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Photos of the prisoners and the warden which has since gone viral has prompted the investigations by the Prisons administration who has vowed to put in punitive measures that will serve a deterrent purpose to other offending officers.

The prisoners had been accompanied to the drinking spot (akpeteshie bar) at Duakro by the warden who was supervising them.

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The warden whose identity is being withheld for now, is alleged to have joined the prisoners who bought cigarettes and took some shots of the local gin, akpeteshie.

Mr Vitalis Aiyeh, the Deputy Superintendent of Prisons who is also the Chief Public Relations Officer of the Ghana Prisons Service, said that it was an offence for prisoners to take alcohol, either inside the prisons or outside.

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He also said the prison service deemed it offensive for any officer to give any kind of support to any prisoner to engage in any illegal act.

The Daily Graphic reported the incident which was accompanied with some photos on Saturday that showed a prison officer in the company of some inmates of the Ankaful Annex prison standing in front of a drinking spot at Duakro.

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