A high-up of a state-run lodge known to be a close buddy of political authority from the South is said to be helping the underworld figures through the subordinates loyal to him.
Four guards at the lodge had been interdicted for their alleged involvement in a recent incident, but none of the high-up’s loyalists involved in the same incident had been put on the mat, they say.
A group of lodge inmates had the other day staged a demonstration on the roof of the lodge demanding that the high-up be transferred out.
Following this incident, a group of ‘outsiders’ had been deployed to reinforce the security of the lodge. However, some of these ‘outsiders’ are being engaged in ‘inside’ duties as well despite it being an irregular practice, they say.