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Sacked Security Officers Reinstated

Sep 16, 2008, 6:57 AM | Article By: By Abba Gibba

The Point has learned through reliable sources that the security personnel who were sacked following the escape of Charles Northfield, the General Manager of Carnegie Minerals who was standing trial at the High Court for various crimes including economic crime, have been reinstated.

As many as 50 security officers who were posted between Barra and Amdallai in the North Bank Region were reported to have been sacked in the wake of the reported escape of Mr. Northfield, who is said to have escaped through that route to neighbouring Senegal.

According to our sources, 16 police officers, 22 immigration officers, 4 National Intelligence Agency officers and 8 customs officers were given their marching orders early last week after the reported escape of Mr. Northfield.

Recent reports quoted from the Daily Mail have it that Mr. Charles Northfield arrived in the UK on the 2nd of September 2008. The paper reported that Mr. Northfield was smuggled out of the country ahead of his trial by security expert Martin MacGowan-Scanlon through Senegal.