The Federal Government has began implementing the 2020 Presidential Pardon and Clemency to Inmates and Ex-convicts with a view to decongesting the correctional centres across the country.
A Civil Society Organisation in Nigeria, Lawyers Alert, has disclosed its plan to monitor the implementation of the decongestion of country’s Correctional Centres as part of measures to prevent the outbreak and spread of Coronavirus Disease in prisons.
The Oyo State Correctional Service says its Controller has not been remanded in Ilorin Custodial Centre over a N25 million fraud.
Ndubuisi Ogbodo, Controller of Prisons, Enugu State Command, has expressed concern over the high number of inmates in the facility which had tripled its capacity.
The Civil Defence, Fire, Immigration and Prisons Services Board has approved the promotion of 18 Controllers of Prisons to the rank of Assistant Controller-General of Prisons service.
The Presidential Committee on Prisons reforms and decongestion on Wednesday freed 32 convicted inmates in Benin prisons.
Dankano told the News Agency of Nigeria on Monday in Abuja that many of the prisoners were in the Asian-pacific region for drug-trafficking related offences