• Rivers chief judge orders arrest of prisons comptroller

    Rivers chief judge orders arrest of prisons comptroller

    According to repord, the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Laminkara Iyayi, has ordered the arrest of the Comptroller General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ahmed Ja’afaru.

    Ja’afaru and the Deputy Comptroller of Prisons in Rivers State, Michael Okorie, were accused of failing to produce a former chairman of Asari Toru local council, Ojukaye Flag Amachree in court to face trial for fresh murder charges.

    The judge’s order followed an application brought by the counsel to the Attorney General of Rivers State, […]

  • 1,076 prisoners on awaiting trial list in Benue – Comptroller

    1,076 prisoners on awaiting trial list in Benue – Comptroller

    According to reports, the Comptroller of Prisons in Benue State, Mr. Peter Pevigo, yesterday disclosed that about 1,076 prisoners who are currently languishing in the cell at the Makurdi Medium and Security Prison are on awaiting trial list.

    Pevigo, who disclosed this when he led other officials of the prison on a familiarisation visit to the Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Michael Gusa, said 299 other inmates are those convicted for various crimes while a total of 1,375 prisoners were […]

  • Comptroller decries poor condition of prisons in Nasarawa

    Comptroller decries poor condition of prisons in Nasarawa

    The Comptroller of Prisons in Nasarawa State, Ekwere Ekanem, has lamented the deplorable living condition of convicts and those awaiting trials for various offences in prisons across the state.

    Ekanem spoke yesterday when he visited the state office of the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Lafia, the state capital.

    He regretted the absence of rehabilitation programmes for the inmates while in custody.

    According to Ekanem, the total number of prisoners in Nasarawa is 1,663 with just 520 convicted while 1,143 persons are […]

  • Nobody was hurt in Kuje prison shooting – Comptroller

    Nobody was hurt in Kuje prison shooting – Comptroller

    The Comptroller of Prisons, Federal Capital Territory, FCT, Command, Daniel Odaro, has in a statement on Monday confirmed that there was sporadic shutting by men of the command in Kuje prison but added that, “Nobody was shot at.”

    The Kuje Prison boiled on Monday as members of the Nigerian Prison Service Armed Squad reportedly embarked on indiscriminate shutting.

    He said, “Nobody was shot at. Nobody was hurt.

    “What happened was that there was a threat from one of the cells in the robbery […]

  • Customs ready for war – Comptroller dares smugglers after seizure of 3 bullet-proof cars

    Customs ready for war – Comptroller dares smugglers after seizure of 3 bullet-proof cars

    The Nigeria Customs Service (NCS), Seme Command, has announced the seizure of three bullet-proof cars with a Duty Paid Value of N76 million.

    The Area Controller, Victor Dimka, a Comptroller, made the disclosure to newsmen yesterday.

    He said: “The command seized three bullet-proof cars with a Duty Paid Value of N76 million and this was done through intelligence gathering by officers of the command.

    “A particular bullet-proof car, which was a 2012 Mercedes C300, was intercepted at the Gbaji area of Badagry and […]