Attorney-General of Abia State, Umeh Kalu has donated hundred mattresses to prisons in the state, due to the increase in prison inmates.
The increase was as a result of the arrest of suspected members of the Indigenous People of Biafra (IPOB).
- Following a clash between IPOB members and soldiers in the state, the police had arrested some members of the group.
- Some of the arrested IPOB members had also been arraigned before a law court.
What is happening:
- Kalu said he was aware that the prisons had lack resources due to the arrest of IPOB members.
- He added that they deserve comfort even while in prison.
“They deserve a comfortable place to lay their heads,” he said.
“It all in our interest to reform the prisons so that when they come out they won’t come out with bitterness against the society.”
Ayoka, comptroller of prisons, praised Kalu for his assistance to the prisons.
“We always go out of our way to plead for assistance in order to create conducive environment for the prisons to play their reformatory roles,” he said.
“[Kalu has succeeded in] in suppressing tensions in the prisons usually generated by discomforts, adding that the items would be distributed to the prisons in Umuahia, Aba and Arochukwu.”