Borno state Governor, Kashim Shettima will on Monday, inaugurate an investigative panel over a detailed new report alleging incidences of child prostitution, Sodomy and forced abortion at the Maiduguri maximum security prison.
Shettima who announced this in a tweet said the panel is to be chaired by the State’s attorney general and commissioner of justice, Barrister Kaka Shehu Lawan while the Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Women Affairs and social development is to serve as Secretary.
Below is Governor Shettima’s post on Twitter:
I just came across this disturbing story reported by usually credible @saharareporters. I am immediately setting up a committee under the chairmanship of the Hon. Attorney General and Commissioner of Justice alongside some key officials to visit the prisons; meet officials, investigate and report to me as soon as possible.
Members of the Committee are:
1) Barr.K.S.Lawan,A.G& HC
2) Hauwa Mai-MUSA, P.S.Women Affairs Min;
3) Barr.Mohammed Umaru, Chairman, NBA, Maiduguri,
4) Barr.Amina Mustafa Ibrahim, Chairperson, Federation of International Women Lawyers, FIDA
5)A representative of the NPF;
6) A representative of the DSS;
7) A representative of the Comptroller, Nigeria Prisons Service, BORNO.
Jummai Usman Mshelia, State Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission.
The Permanent Secretary, the ministry of women affairs will serve as Member/Secretary.
Insha’Allah, I will inaugurate the committee at 11 am on Monday.