Tag: Nigerian Prison Service

66% of Nigerian Prison’s Inmates Are On Awaiting Trial — NPS

The Nigerian Prison Service (NPS) has confirmed that majority of inmates in prison facilities throughout the federation which constitutes 66 percent are on awaiting trial as at December 15, 2017. The Controller General of the Service, Jaafaru Ahmed made the disclosure at the quarterly meeting of the Penal Reform Media[Read More…]

Prisons Service Explains Why Metuh Was Brought To Court In Handcuffs

The Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, has reacted to the outcry trailing the putting of handcuffs on the National Publicity Secretary of the Peoples Democratic Party, PDP, Olisa Metuh, when he appeared in the Federal High Court in Abuja yesterday, declaring that it was at the discretion of the prison officer,[Read More…]

Contractors Who Cater For The Feeding Of Prison Inmates Nationwide To Stop Jan. Over N9bn Debt

Prison inmates all over the country might experience hard times beginning from January 2016 if the Nigeria Prisons Service (NPS) failed to settle an outstanding debt of about N9 billion owed its contractors who cater for the feeding of the prisoners. The contractors have threatened to stop feeding the inmates[Read More…]

Nigerian Prison Service To Recover Handsets From Inmates, Ban Use Of Mobile Phones

The Federal Government has banned the use of mobile phones in all the prison formations by the inmates and prison officials. It also directed the Nigerian Prison Service authorities to recover all handsets from inmates within 30 days, PUNCH Newspaper reports. Minister of Interior, Abba Moro, who handed down the order[Read More…]