The National Human Rights Commission says 90 percent of women awaiting trial in prisons across the country are either nursing mothers or pregnant.
The Executive Secretary of the commission, Prof. Bem Angwe, made this known when he received the National President, National Council of Women Societies, Mrs. Gloria Shoda, in his office in Abuja on Monday.
Prof. Angwe said the facts were derived from the commission’s recent prison audit in the country.
He said the commission needed the collaboration of the NCWS to […]
More than 80 percent of prison inmates in Nigeria are awaiting trial, owing to the unpleasant criminal justice system in the country,a Centre for Crisis Communication (CCC) finding reveals.
The report released by the centre to mark its first anniversary emphasised that the Nigerian Prisons Service was sitting at the very heart of Nigeria’s security architecture.
The Executive Secretary of the centre, Air Commodore Yusuf Anas (Rtd) made the report available to the media at a brief ceremony in Abuja on Wednesday.
Following the incessant jailbreak cases in Nigeria, the federal government, in partnership with the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), has concluded plans to drastically reduce over population in most of the prison yards across the country.
The current records as of August 29, 2016, shows that a total number of inmates in prisons has risen to 63, 000, with 17,897 convicted (28%) while 45, 263 are awaiting trial (72%).
Revealing this yesterday in Abuja, at workshop on effective implementation […]
Joseph Yobo, a former Captain of the Super Eagles, says the Joseph Yobo Foundation would work to release as many inmates of Ikoyi Prisons, especially those awaiting trial.
Yobo spoke at the inauguration of Ikoyi Prisons Football Academy on Saturday in Lagos. “I have never been to the prisons before but on getting to Ikoyi Prisons, I realised the need to give hope to someone. “The Joseph Yobo Foundation is ready to do everything within its means to grant bail to […]