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ACJMC Deplores Poor Living Condition of Inmates in Nigeria

*CLEEN Foundation donates 50-bed mattresses Gift Wada The Administration of Criminal Justice monitoring committee (ACJMC) , has called on Government revamp the living conditions of inmates accross the country, while pointing out that the human rights of inmates should be considered even while in custody. Sulayman Dawodu. the Secretary, ACJMC, made this

FG Releases 3,789 Inmates to Stem COVID-19 Infections

The Federal Government has restated its commitment to sustaining the decongestion of Correctional Centres adding that, a total of 3,789 inmates have so far been released from the Nigeria Correctional Service Centres across the country during the COVID – 19 pandemic. The government action it would be recalled was a follow up to its

COVID-19: NCoS Reopens Custodial Centres for Admissions of Inmates

•Releases guidelines for reopening Godsgift Onyedinefu Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) announced the reopening of Custodial Centres to admit all categories of inmates.  In a statement by the Controller General of Corrections Ja’afaru Ahmed, and issued by Chuks Austin Njoku, Deputy Controller of Corrections Public Relations officer on Wednesday, the action is necessary

COVID-19: Niger State Releases 118 Prison Inmates

By Rabiu Shuaibu In addition to the 46 inmates granted pardon by the Executive Governor of Niger State His Excellency Alh Abubakar Sani Bello recently, another set of 118 convicts and awaiting trial persons have regained their freedom across the State command. The chief judge of Niger State, His lordship justice

228 inmates escape as flood sacks Kogi prison

Two hundred and twenty-eight inmates have escaped from a medium federal correctional centre in Koton Karfe in Kogi after some parts of it collapsed owing to heavy flooding. NAN quoted Jafar Ahmed, comptroller-general of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCS), as saying this while speaking with journalists in Koton Karfe on Monday. Ahmed

Group Purchase NABTEB Form for 34 Inmates

Godsgift Onyedinefu As part of its Corporate Social Responsibility, Brothers Across Nigeria (BAN) a Non-Governmental Organization has purchased examination forms for 34 inmates to sit for the forthcoming National Business and Technical Examination Board (NABTEB). BAN, Federal Capital Territory (FCT) Chapter made this gesture when it visited the Nigeria Correctional Service in

NPS denies extorting money from inmates’ relatives

Nosa Enobhayisobo The Nigerian Prisons Service has denied allegations that its Staff extorts money from Inmates relatives during visits. The Rivers state command in a statement on Tuesday by its spokesperson, A.J Ofoni said this while reacting to an online report lamenting alleged extortion from an inmates' relative. The command while insising

Prison: Group charges Nigerian govt to abolish death sentence

Godsgift Onyedinefu   As the world marks the 16th World Day against the Use of the Death Penalty Legal Defence and Association Project LEDAP has charged the Federal Government to as a matter of urgency abolish the use of death sentence. Spokesperson LEDAP, Pamela Okoroigwe in a statement on Wednesday opined that FG should

Minna jailbreak: 51 of 210 inmates recaptured

The Nigeria Prisons Service in Niger says 51 out of the 210 inmates that escaped from the Minna Medium Security Prison on June 3, had been recaptured. The Controller of Prisons in the state, Mustapha Iliyasu, made this known in an interview with the News Agency of Nigeria in Minna on