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Kano prisons in a state of disrepair

12 August 2015, 10:30Augustine Osayande

Abuja - The Comptroller of the Kano Prison Command, Alhaji Ahmad Abubakar, has appealed to the state government to rehabilitate prisons in the region.

He decried that the Central and Goron Dutse Prisons were in a state of disrepair. 

Abubakar lamented that about 4 000 inmates were under their care with inadequate and dilapidated facilities.

Meanwhile, Kano State has concluded plans to relocate the Kurmawa central Prison, in the state capital to Janguza, close to the Army Barracks, in the outskirts of the city for maximum security.

Also Read: Kano Government to execute pending projects

Governor Abdullahi Umar Ganduje said this while receiving Abubakar at Government House in Kano.

The governor said the state government had constituted a committee that would facilitate decongestion of prisons. 

He explained that the committee would assist in freeing inmates with minor cases.

Ganduje assured that the government would look into other problems of the prisons and assist in addressing those that require immediate action.

"The executive arm of government will ask the state's Chief Judge to be visiting the prisons situated in the state regularly, to facilitate freedom of deserving inmates," he said. 

- CAJ News


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