The deputy director of prisons has been dismissed following an inquiry into the discovery of a hidden camera in the office of a senior manager at the prison.
Aduke Joseph-Caesar, who was deputy director responsible for rehabilitation, was dismissed following the inquiry by the Ministry of Home Affairs.
Two other officers at Northward prison suspended in connection with the same incident remain on paid leave as inquiries continue.
The camera, which was switched on and covertly recording, was discovered hidden inside an air conditioning duct in a manager’s office in April.
Eric Bush, chief officer in the Ministry of Home Affairs, said, “I can confirm that the internal investigation regarding covert video recording equipment being placed in a prison staff member’s office has concluded. As a result, the employment of a senior manager within the prison service has ceased.”
Prison officials referred all questions about the incident to the ministry, which has been in charge of the investigation. The ministry declined to release details of its investigation.
At the time the camera was discovered, Prison Director Neil Lavis said, “It is regrettable that someone has seen fit to invade another person’s privacy in such a manner. I am committed to uncovering the parties involved.”