• Sokoto Goverment pays N2m fine to free 20 prison inmates

    Sokoto Goverment pays N2m fine to free 20 prison inmates

    Sokoto State Government on Sunday paid N2 million fines on behalf of 20 inmates to enable the offenders regain their freedom from prison.

    Each of the freed inmates of Sokoto Central Prison also received N2,000 as transport money from the state government.

    Gov. Aminu Tambuwal said that the gesture was part of his administration’s efforts to alleviate the sufferings of the beneficiaries.

    Tambuwal, who was represented by the Commissioner of Rural Development, Alhaji Abdullahi Maigwandu, warned the freed inmates against involvement in any […]

  • FG orders probe of alleged inmates’ killing in Ilorin prisons

    FG orders probe of alleged inmates’ killing in Ilorin prisons

    According to reports, the Federal Government has ordered an investigation into the alleged killing of six inmates of Oke Kura Prisons, Ilorin, Kwara State last Thursday.

    The Minister of Interior, Abdulrahman Dambazau, directed an an Intra-Ministerial Committee to work closely with the Nigeria Prisons’ management team with a view to unraveling the remote circumstances surrounding the incident.

    This was to prevent a repeat of such in any of the nation’s penitentiary and to sanction any official found culpable, a statement on Monday […]

  • Senate to pay fines imposed on stranded Kuje, Suleja inmates

    Senate to pay fines imposed on stranded Kuje, Suleja inmates

    According to reports, the Senate has offered to come to the rescue of inmates in the Kuje and Suleja prisons who are unable to pay the fines imposed on them by the courts as part of its intervention in the decongestion of the facilities.

    The Deputy President of the Senate, Ike Ekweremadu, who presided over the plenary on Tuesday, therefore, mandated its Committee on Interior to visit the Kuje and Suleja prisons to determine “those fined but unable to pay, for […]

  • Wares seized from street traders’ll go to prisons inmates, says Okorocha

    Wares seized from street traders’ll go to prisons inmates, says Okorocha

    Governor Rochas Okorocha of Imo State has unveiled the next step of his government in banning street trading in the state, saying that henceforth, seized items from anyone trading along the streets will be used to take care of prisons inmates of the state.

    Okorocha revealed this yesterday in Owerri, in a release he issued to newsmen through his Chief Press Secretary, CPS, Mr Sam Onwuemeodo.

    According to the release, the delay in enforcing the street-trading ban was just to demonstrate the […]

  • Governor Aregbesola Grants Amnesty To Six Inmates In Celebration Of Nigeria’s Independence

    Governor Aregbesola Grants Amnesty To Six Inmates In Celebration Of Nigeria’s Independence

    Pardons are granted in many countries when individuals have demonstrated that they have fulfilled their debt to society.Pardons are granted in many countries when individuals have demonstrated that they have fulfilled their debt to society.

    Gov. Rauf Aregbesola of Osun has granted amnesty to six inmates serving various jail terms in Ilesha prison, Kirikiri maximum prison, Lagos and Ibara, Abeokuta Federal prison.

    Information about the pardon is contained in a statement issued by Mr Adedapo Adeniji, the state’s Director of Public Prosecutions […]

  • Lagos CJ frees 20 inmates at Ikoyi Prisons

    Lagos CJ frees 20 inmates at Ikoyi Prisons

    In exercise of her constitutional powers, the Lagos State Chief Judge,  Justice Oluwafumilayo Atilade, on Tuesday released 20 inmates of Ikoyi Prisons awaiting trial.

    Atilade, who made the pronouncement at a mini-court session conducted at the prisons, told the inmates:“Go and sin no more”. The gesture was part of activities marking the 2016/2017 legal year.

    She said:“Having been informed by the prison officials of the offences for which you have been in prison for a period longer than three months, I pronounce, […]

  • Hard times!!! Prison now charges visitors N400 to see inmates in Owerri

    Hard times!!! Prison now charges visitors N400 to see inmates in Owerri

    people who throng the Owerri Prisons in the Imo State capital to visit their relatives are now forced to pay N400 before they could be allowed to see them.

    This was even as inmates who desire to have a cozy cell at the G-ward are required to cough out the sum of N30,000 especially for new inmates, while those who are already staying at the cell pay N10,000 monthly to retain their cells, regardless of the offence of the inmate.

    Newsmen reliably […]

  • Jailbreaks: 72 per cent of inmates awaiting trial – UN

    Jailbreaks: 72 per cent of inmates awaiting trial – UN

    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 […]

  • Breaking News: Shooting at Kuje prison as inmates riot

    Breaking News: Shooting at Kuje prison as inmates riot

    There is commotion at Kuje Prisons, Abuja, where officials are currently shooting tear gas at inmates.

    Adelove News gathered that t‎he shooting was a fallout of the last jail break in which some top officials were reprimanded.

    Our source said:”There is a lock down in the prison, ‎prisons officials are throwing tear-gas at the inmates to cow them because of the last jail break.”

    Some of the inmates complained that they were dying, as they spoke to Adelove News: “We do not know […]

  • Kaduna frees 15 inmates to decongest prison

    Kaduna frees 15 inmates to decongest prison

    The Kaduna State Committee on Prisons Decongestion on Friday said it had set free 15 inmates from the Kaduna Central Prison. The committee’s chairperson, Amina Dyeris-Sijuwade, who is also the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, said in a statement that the gesture was part of the ongoing prison decongestion exercise.

    According to the statement, signed by her Media Assistant, Barau Emmanuel, most of the freed inmates, including a female, were first-time offenders held for non-capital offences. “The committee also reviewed […]

  • Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Governor Ganduje frees 500 prison inmates

    Kano state government has freed 500 inmates, who could not afford to pay various fines or compensation, from 10 prisons in the state.

    Addressing the freed inmates at Kano Central Prison, Kurmawa, in Kano city, the state governor, Dr. Abdullahi Umar Ganduje explained that the gesture is in the spirit of the holy month of Ramadan, which is an exercise in self-restraint, intended to bring Muslims closer to Almighty Allah.

    “Congestion in prisons is one of our major challenges in Nigeria. This […]