Minister explains rationale behind release of 4000 inmates by FG

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    The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, has explained why the Federal Government released 4,000 inmates serving different jail terms in correctional centres across the country.

    The Minister, made this assertion during a media briefing after inaugurating the 53 operational vehicles purchased for the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Abuja.

    According to the Minister, the inmates benefited from the federal government’s Amnesty Programme launched in April 2020.

    The minister also revealed that NCoS had a deluge of Awaiting Trial Persons (ATPs), saying the exercise had gone a long way in reducing the number of inmates in the correctional facilities.

    In his words “The absence of quick dispensation of justice has been a major drawback to operational efficiency in offenders’ management, often precipitating agitations, jailbreaks as well as escape tendencies”

    “Other essential and routine services like taking inmates to the hospital during emergencies, sewage disposal, supply of potable water, and so on require steady functional logistics which were grossly inadequate.”

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