Covid-19: LASG Releases Names Of Freed Inmates
Lagos State Government has released the names of 204 inmates to be freed from the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) Custodial Centres in Lagos.
The Controller NCoS, Lagos Command, Sam Iyakoregha, presented the list to the Deputy Controller of Correction, in-charge of the Ikoyi Custodial Centre, Ayoola Opadeji, on Tuesday in Lagos.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), reports that the 204 inmates are part of 2,600 announced by the federal government to be released, in line with its amnesty policy, to decongest the country’s Custodial Centres against the outbreak of COVID-19.
The Lagos NCoS boss, who was represented by the Command’s Public Relations Officer, Rotimi Oladokun, said the 204 prisoners would be released from all the Custodial centres in Lagos.
Mr Iyakoregha disclosed that 53 inmates would be released from the Ikoyi Correctional facility and 18 from the Badagry Custodial centre.
Adding also that nine inmates from the Female Custodial centre, Kirikiri, 89 from the Medium custodial centre, Kirikiri, and 35 others from the Maximum Custodial center in Kirikiri, Lagos would also regain their freedom.
The NCoS boss commended the federal government for its magnanimity toward the Correctional Service in the midst of the COVID-19 outbreak.