• FEC approves 320 vehicles worth N3.5bn for prisons

    FEC approves 320 vehicles worth N3.5bn for prisons

    It was gathered that the Federal Executive Council (FEC) has approved N3.5 billion for the purchase of 320 operational vehicles to promptly convey inmates to courts as part of measures to decongest prisons in the country.

    Minister of Interior, Gen. Abdulrahman Danbazau (retd), who disclosed this to State House correspondents at the end of the meeting, said the population of prisoners is 65,000 out of which 70 per cent is awaiting trial due to lack of utility vehicles to convey inmates […]