Nigerian Prison Officer, Alfred Bassa Commits Suicide Because He Was Denied A Promotion 3 Times

Date: 07-10-2020 8:00 pm (4 months ago) | Author: onuigbo felicia
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A prison officer named Alfred Bassa has been laid to rest after he allegedly committed suicide because he was denied a promotion three times despite meriting it.
Bassa, 28, a staff of the Nigerian Correctional Service, formerly known as Nigerian Prison Service, drank a poisonous substance on October 2, 2020, shortly after arriving at work at the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Keffi, Nasarawa State, Peoples Gazette reports.

The deceased, a microbiology graduate, reportedly wrote promotional examinations three times, passed three times and suffered denial from correctional authorities three times.

He took the drastic decision to end his life as new set of officers were reportedly promoted last week and he was left out again.

Prison officer reportedly commits suicide after allegedly being denied a merited promotion three times

Mr. Bassa was scheduled to get married to his long-time sweetheart on November 19, 2020, before he took his life.

"He has watched as his contemporaries were being selectively promoted, including some who did not even pass promotional examinations," People's Gazette quoted a senior official as saying.

"He should have been at least promoted to assistant superintendent of prison II bar the injustice," his colleague said according to the publication.

Bassa was laid to rest on October 3.

Prison officer reportedly commits suicide after allegedly being denied a merited promotion three times

Mr. Bassa’s family, from Nasarawa State, said they would file charges to enforce his posthumous promotion.

Friends of the deceased have gone on Facebook to mourn him.

Ubimago Ifeanyi Oboni John, a neighbour of the deceased wrote: "Alfred Bassa rest in peace. You didn't have to call it quit this way. May heaven received your soul and grant your family the fortitude to bear this irreparable loss.

"Alfred Bassa, I saw your poor mum yesterday, you have caused her pain that is hard to be soothed and wound that can never be healed."

Posted: at 7-10-2020 08:00 PM (4 months ago) | Hero
- nikiniki at 7-10-2020 08:07 PM (4 months ago)
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He has been replaced already. Hopeless country with hopeless youth. At 28, your life is ahead of you. If its a working country and you are not treated fairly at work, leave the job and seek another....why taking your life?
Posted: at 7-10-2020 08:07 PM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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- tyomon at 7-10-2020 10:56 PM (4 months ago)
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why not leave the useless job and join the moving train instead of killing your self ?
Posted: at 7-10-2020 10:56 PM (4 months ago) | Upcoming
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- gogoman at 8-10-2020 01:12 AM (4 months ago)
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na wa ooo
Posted: at 8-10-2020 01:12 AM (4 months ago) | Addicted Hero
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- kelv09 at 8-10-2020 06:05 AM (4 months ago)
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RIP.. The country is already in ruin, quota system the called it. the process of taken merit from other whom merit it and giving it to those who do not.. Only in Nigeria I heard that. God help us. 
Posted: at 8-10-2020 06:05 AM (4 months ago) | Newbie
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- Boi2Man at 8-10-2020 06:34 AM (4 months ago)
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Corruption has finished the country. Those aboki who  did not pass the examination most have greased the hands of the ogas on top to take mr. Bass’ spot
Posted: at 8-10-2020 06:34 AM (4 months ago) | Gistmaniac
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