The alarming rate of jail-breaks

November 16, 2021 Blueprint 0

An investigative report published by this newspaper last week to the effect that close to 4,000 inmates that escaped from Nigerian correctional centres between 2013 and this year are yet to be rearrested is a cause for concern as poses grave danger to the peace, harmony and egalitarianism of the larger society. It also underscores the need for prison decongestion Read More

Jailbreaks: 3,906 inmates still on the run – Minister

November 11, 2021 Abdullahi M. Gulloma 0

The Minister of Interior Mr Rauf Aregbesola said Thursday that out of the 4,369 inmates that have escaped from correctional centres due to attacks on the facilities, only 984 have been recaptured. Speaking at a briefing organised by the Presidential Media Team at the Presidential Villa in Abuja, the minister said 3,906 inmates are still on the run.The minister said Read More

Abolongo prisonbreak: 446 of 907 escapees recaptured – FG

October 24, 2021 Bode Olagoke 0

The federal government has said that 446 out of 907 escapees from the Abolongo custodial centre in Oyo state have been recaptured, whilst 69 never left the facility. Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, revealed this Sunday while making an inspection visit to the facility in Oyo, Oyo state. In a statement made available to Blueprint in Abuja, the Minister vowed Read More

Decongestion: Presidential committee visits Ilorin prison, frees 5 inmates, recommends 3 for bail

October 21, 2021 Blueprint 0

The Presidential Committee on Correctional Reform and Decongestion has set free a total of 11 inmates (both males and females) from the Maximum Security Correctional Centre in Ilorin Kwara state. The committee which was led by its Chairman and former Chief Judge of the FCT High Court, Justice I.U Bello, had in furtherance of its mandate, Tuesday, commenced the exercise Read More

PACPM moves to identify inmates deserving presidential pardon

September 30, 2021 Donald Iorchir 0

The chairman, Presidential Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy (PACPM) and Attorney General of the Federation and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami (SAN), Thursday, said the committee has started visiting Nigerian Correctional Services to primarily identify those deserving of presidential pardon of inmates across the states of the federation. The minister stated this during the committee’s visit to the Nigerian Read More

Breaking: 2 Soldiers killed, 1 injured as gunmen invade Kogi correctional centre, free inmates

September 13, 2021 Oyibo Salihu, Lokoja 0

Two soldiers mounting road block before the kabba correctional centre are said to have been allegedly killed with one fatally injured when gunmen invaded the prison facility in the early hours of Monday and released over 100 prisoners. The soldiers were said to have mounted a routine check point about 50 metres before the prison situated along Lokoja- Okebukun- Kabba- Read More

Police arrest 22-year-old IPOB spy girl

August 22, 2021 Chizoba Ogbeche 0

The Nigeria Police Force has said its operatives of the Nigeria Police Force, working with the Military and other security forces, have arrested a 22-year-old female suspect, Gloria Okolie, “for her complicity in the series of deliberate and well-coordinated attacks on security formations, other critical national infrastructure including INEC offices and killing of security operatives in the South-east. The Deputy Force Read More