Arising from congestion of prisons across the nation and a in a bid to decongest same, the Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola has urged State Governors to sign death warrants for those criminals that have been condemned and are awaiting execution.
According to statistics made public, the affected prisons are currently harbouring a total number of inmates numbering up to 3008. This has resulted into congestion of prison facilities across the nation.
He has further stressed that this was needful especially for those whose appeals has been exhausted and where not mounting challenges to their convictions.
Mr. Aregbesola made this assertions during the inauguration of the Osun State command headquarters complex of the Nigerian Correctional Centre in Oshogbo. He also stressed on bringing a closure to the cases involving the inmates.
Furthermore, he has urged the state to share in the burden of the decongestion by building holding centres and to specifications. Also needful is setting aside specified sums for their maintenance while the NCS provides needed personnel to run and man the facilities.
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