Tag: inmates

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AzeezDecember 27, 2017

Just In: 36 inmates escape from Akwa Ibom prison

The Nigerian Prisons Service said 36 inmates have escaped from the Ikot Ekpene Prison in Akwa-Ibom State. In a statement on ...

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ItunuoluwaJune 9, 2017

[The Alausa Blog]: 30 years later, Ambode releases 18 inmates serving life sentence from KiriKiri

The Lagos State Advisory Council on Prerogative of Mercy on the orders of Governor Ambode ordered the Nigerian Prisons Service to ...

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AzeezFebruary 1, 2017

49 escaped inmates re-arrested in Imo

The Nigerian Prisons Service has re-arrested 49 out of the 58 inmates that escaped from the Owerri State High Court ...

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AzeezDecember 17, 2016

Attempted jailbreak averted in Ebonyi prison

A jailbreak was on Friday averted at the Ebonyi Federal Prison, Abakaliki by prison authorities. According to the state controller ...

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AzeezDecember 8, 2016

‘Nigeria has over 1,000 inmates on death row’

The African Commission on Human and Peoples’ Rights has asked Nigeria to abolish death sentence for any crime, stating that ...

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AzeezNovember 19, 2016

Warders allegedly beat 6 inmates to death in Kwara prison

Warders at the Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, Kwara State on Thursday allegedly beat 6 inmates to death, Punch reports. According ...

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AzeezSeptember 10, 2016

Don’t even think about attempting a jailbreak – Nasarawa govt. warns inmates

Nasarawa State Commissioner of Information, Barrister Tim Yigga on Saturday warned prisoners in the state not to attempt jailbreak. He ...

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AzeezAugust 30, 2016

How convicts in Kuje prison are kept in VIP cells

There was an altercation between inmates and prison officials on Monday at the Kuje Prisons, Abuja. In a statement by ...

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AzeezAugust 18, 2016

Police stops jailbreak attempt in Ebonyi prison

An attempted jailbreak was halted on Thursday by the Police in Ebonyi after inmates of the Abakaliki Prisons protested for ...

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Oludolapo AdelanaAugust 10, 2016

15 inmates break out of Enugu prison

Fifteen inmates on Tuesday broke out of the Nsukka prison in Enugu State. According to Premium Times, the incident happened on Tuesday ...

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Ada IgboanugoApril 29, 2015

4 Nigerians executed for drug trafficking in Indonesia have been buried (PHOTOS)

by Chinwe Okafor The four Nigerians alongside eight other drug traffickers have been executed in Indonesia despite appeals not to. ...

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Ada IgboanugoMarch 18, 2015

New leaf! Prison inmates receive WAEC certificates

by Chinwe Okafor Thirty-one Kuje Prison inmates who sat for the 2014 NOV/DEC Senior Secondary School Examination in Abuja have ...

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Isime EseneOctober 11, 2014

There was no jailbreak in Kiri-Kiri prison – Official

by Jewel Stephen Contrary to reports of a jailbreak yesterday at the Medium Security Prison, Kiri-Kiri, Lagos, the Nigerian Prison ...

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Kolapo OlapojuOctober 7, 2014

Spared from death: Delta state governor pardons 77-year-old death row inmate

by Iyobosa Omorogie Governor Emmanuel Uduaghan of Delta State has granted a total pardon to a 77-year-old man, Dickson Umukoro, and two ...

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September 11, 2013

Owerri Prisons overflows with awaiting trial inmates

by Adeola Balogun The inadequate resources of the Federal Prisons, Owerri, have been brought to light as it was recently ...

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September 9, 2013

Good bargain? Saudi Arabia sends 1,239 death row inmates to fight in Syria with full pardon

King Abdullah of Saudi Arabia with French President Francois Hollande, who went to the desert kingdom in early November for ...

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July 12, 2013

“No, we didn’t”: Lagos gov’t denies jailing 162 children for environmental violations

by Rachel Ogbu The Lagos State Government has denied putting 162 children in prison for environmental offences. On Thursday the ...

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December 3, 2012

Report: 970 inmates are waiting to die in Nigerian prisons

970 prisoners on death row are currently languishing in the nation’s prisons awaiting their execution. They comprise 951 males and ...

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June 24, 2012

Prison Break: Boko Haram frees 40 inmates from Yobe prisons

by Tolu Orekoya Reuters is reporting a prison break in Damaturu, Yobe, freeing the prisoners from the prisons, in a bold attack on ...

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