IPOB detanees on trial overstretching Prison Facilities — NPS

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The Nigeria Prisons Services, NPS, have said the extensive number of the Indigenous People of Biafra, IPOB, individuals clasped in jails in its Zone E territory of operation has additionally extended the officially difficult coordinations in the detainment facilities.

More than 100 IPOB individuals are presently remanded in different detainment facilities in the zone from where they go to court to confront trial following the conflict with Soldiers who attacked the home of their pioneer, Nnamdi Kanu, 14 September 2017.

As indicated by Assistant Comptroller General responsible for Zone E, including Abia, Akwa Ibom, Cross River, Bayelsa, Imo and Rivers, with base camp in Owerri, Mr. Alloy Uchenwa, individuals from IPOB being remanded in the detainment facilities have additionally extended the lacking offices in the penitentiaries.

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Uchenwa, who addressed Vanguard correspondents yesterday, in Umuahia, in the wake of meeting with the officers of the Abia State Command, stated: “It was a miracle yesterday how  we were able to convey 100 IPOB members to court.”

Uchenwa, who clarified that he was in Abia State as a component of his standard investigation of offices in summons under his zone, recognized lacking coordinations as one of the significant difficulties of the detainment facilities and engaged people, associations and governments to provide to the with some much needed help of the zone.

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The Assistant Comptroller-General likewise distinguished jail blockage as another test defying the administration, saying a circumstance where “more than 90 per cent of inmates are awaiting trial was worrisome.”

He required the working of more jail yards to facilitate the test of congestion, including that a circumstance where cells for 500 are being possessed by 1,000 prisoners was not favorable.

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Uchenwa said he had raised the issue of jail blockage with Abia State Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Chief Umeh Kalu (SAN), who he said guaranteed to accomplish something.

He recognized the administration of Abia Prison Command for the changes being carried out particularly push to enlist detainees in classes, which will empower them to write West African School Certificate Examinations, WASCE, while some are taking courses in National Open University of Nigeria, NOUN

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