Emmanuel Oluwaniyi and Hemeson Edwin, the head of one of Nigeria’s largest prisons and the medical doctor at the prison, respectively, have been arrested by EFCC. They are alleged to have given exaggerated medical reports that warranted a convicted internet fraudster, Hope Aroke aka H-money preferential treatment and referrals to be treated outside the facility.”
Mr Oluwaniyi is the Deputy Controllers (DC) of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) and also the Controller, Kirikiri Maximum Prison, while Mr Edwin is the head of the medical facility in the prison.
It will be recalled that just last week, the EFCC had revealed that Mr Aroke, despite currently serving his 24-year jail term in the prison, has been attending parties as well as hosting guests at a hotel outside the prison facilities.
He was also said to be operating bank accounts from inside the prison where he was able to commit another $1 million fraud. The suspects have given useful information to the commission about their alleged involvement in the crime.