• Eid el-Kabir: Kano government donates N2.5m food items to prison inmates

    Eid el-Kabir: Kano government donates N2.5m food items to prison inmates

    According to reports, the Kano State Government on Sunday donated food items worth N2.5 million to enable prison inmates in the state celebrate Eid-el-Kabir.

    The items comprised three cows, 14 rams, 40 bags of rice, 16 jerry- cans of vegetable oil and other food items.

    The Secretary to Kano State Government (SSG), Alhaji Usman Alhaji, told officials of Kano Central Prisons, Kurmawa, at the presentation ceremony, that the gesture was to assist the inmates celebrate Eid-el-Kabir with ease.

    “It has been a tradition […]

  • Over 80% prison inmates awaiting trial – CCC

    Over 80% prison inmates awaiting trial – CCC

    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.

    Anas […]

  • Ekiti Chief Judge Frees 34 Prison Inmates

    Ekiti Chief Judge Frees 34 Prison Inmates

    It was reported that Chief Judge Ayodeji Daramola of Ekiti State on Thursday released 34 awaiting-trial inmates in Ado- Ekiti Federal Prisons.

    Daramola ordered the release when he visited the prison as part of measures to check congestion.

    He decried the large number of inmates awaiting trial in the prison.

    He said those who were released had no case to answer from the Ministry of Justice, while some were released unconditionally.

    The Controller of the Prison, Mr Attar Mustapha, appealed to the relatives of […]

  • UK repatriates three prison inmates to Nigeria

    UK repatriates three prison inmates to Nigeria

    It was made known that the United Kingdom has repatriated three Nigerians in UK prisons under the prisoners exchange agreement signed by the two countries.

    The convicts who were brought into the country earlier this year, have been remanded in an undisclosed prison in the country. Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who said this while responding to questions from journalists in Abuja on Thursday, stated that more Nigerians in the UK prisons would still be transferred to local prisons in Nigeria […]