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FG Frees 178 Inmates to Decongest Custodial Centres in Jigawa

The Federal Government has freed 178 inmates from various custodial centres in Jigawa State through the Ministry of Interior. Spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service (NCoS), in Jigawa State, Mr Muhammad Sani, made this known in a statement he is- sued in Dutse yesterday.

He stated that the NCoS Controller in Jigawa, Mr Muazu Garba-Charanchi, freed the inmates on behalf of the Minister of Interior, Dr Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo. “In its efforts to decongest custodial centres nationwide, the Federal Ministry of Interior, in partnership with philanthropists, groups and corporate bodies secured the release of 178 inmates in Jigawa.

“Kicking-off the exercise at the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Hadejia, Garba-Charanchi, appreciated the effort of the minister. “He also commended donors and the Controller- General of Corrections, Mr Haliru Nababa, for the laudable and kind gesture,’’ Sani stated.

He added that Garba- Charanchi had been lamenting that congestion in custodial centres in Jigawa had deterred ef- forts of the NCoS in reformation and rehabilitation programmes.

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