243 On Death Row, 2,560 Awaiting Trial
Not less than 243 prisoners are on death row in the Port Harcourt maximum prison.
Also, 2,566 men and 49 women are awaiting trial.
The Deputy Controller, Nigeria Prisons Service, Mr Uche Nwobi told members of the Rotary Club of Port Harcourt, DownTown, in his office that the prison which was built for 804 inmates now harbours close to 3,000 inmates.
Mr Nwobi said that the situation which is alarming is now impacting on the few facilities available in the prison.
The Deputy Controller, who was also the officer in charge of the Port Harcourt Prison told the visiting Rotarians that the authorities would be happy to partner with them in the delivery of services to the inmates.
He noted that most of the inmates had continued to remain in the prison because of the level of public support, noting that the neglect…
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