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    ‘The cell where inmates died was overcrowded’ — CG speaks on electrocution at Ikoyi

‘The cell where inmates died was overcrowded’ — CG speaks on electrocution at Ikoyi

Ja’afaru Ahmed, controller general of Nigeria Correctional Service, says the cell in which some inmates got electrocuted at the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, has a capacity of 35 but inhabited 140 persons.Some inmates at the Centre were electrocuted on Monday morning while 10 others sustained injuries in the incident.In a statement, Francis Enobore, spokesman of the service, quoted Ahmed as describing the [...]

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    ’25’ fleeing Kogi prison inmates recaptured

’25’ fleeing Kogi prison inmates recaptured

The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) says 25 of the 122 inmates who escaped from the medium federal correctional centre in Koton Karfe, Kogi state, have been recaptured.The inmates had fled the prison after a section of the facility was overrun by flood following a downpour in the town on Monday.Jafaru Ahmed, comptroller-general of the NCS, said the walls of two [...]

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    11 rescued at another ‘torture centre’ in Kaduna

11 rescued at another ‘torture centre’ in Kaduna

At least 11 inmates have been rescued at a religious centre in Zaria, Kaduna state.Security operatives raided the centre, known as "Malam Aliyu Mai Adakan Salatul Fatih" on Tuesday.Hadiza Balarabe, deputy governor of the state, later led some cabinet members to visit the rescued inmates.Among them were Samuel Aruwan, commissioner for internal security and home affairs, Hafsat Baba, commissioner for [...]

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    ‘Torture centre’ inmates were in chains for eight years, says Kaduna commissioner

‘Torture centre’ inmates were in chains for eight years, says Kaduna commissioner

Hafsat Baba, Kaduna state commissioner for human services and social development, says the inmates of a religious rehabilitation centre in the state were in chains for eight years.The police raided the centre located at Kwanar Gurguwa in Igabi local government area of the state on Saturday and set 147 inmates free.Among those rescued were 22 females and four foreigners while [...]

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    EXTRA: Nyame all smiles as fellow inmates get free haircut at Kuje prison

EXTRA: Nyame all smiles as fellow inmates get free haircut at Kuje prison

Jolly Nyame, a former governor of Taraba state, expressed delight over the free haircut given to his fellow inmates at the Kuje prison, Abuja, on Christmas day.According to NAN, the National Association of Barbers and Salon Employers of Nigeria (NABSEN) paid a visit to the correction centre on Tuesday and gave 300 of the inmates free haircut.Although Nyame did not [...]

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    Buhari visits Kano, witnesses release of 500 inmates

Buhari visits Kano, witnesses release of 500 inmates

President Muhammadu Buhari on Wednesday witnessed the pardon of 500 inmates of the Kurmawa Central Prisons in Kano metropolis as part of federal government’s efforts to decongest prisons.The president is on a two-day official visit to Kano state.At the ceremony, Buhari pledged that prisons reforms and decongestion would continue to receive prompt attention from his administration."I am pleased with this [...]

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