By Uzair Adam Imam
The Minister of Interior, Mr. Rauf Aregbesola, said he would meet with the state governors to agree on the mass release of inmates in the country’s custodial centres.
The Minister said the meeting would lead to the mass release of about 30 per cent of inmates from custodial centres across the country.
Aregbesola made this known when he appeared on the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) Forum in Abuja.
The Daily Reality reckons that the reason of the mass release is unconnected with the conjection in most of the country’s costodial centers.
However, the minister said the interface was necessary as more than 90 percent of the inmates were being held for contravening state laws.
He said, “I have written to the Nigerian Governors Forum to allow me to come and address them on how they can support the process of decongestion.
“Because the governors must buy into this system for us to do a massive decongestion, especially of Awaiting Trial Inmates.
“If we get the buy-in of state judicial authorities and the government of the states, we can pull out 30 percent of those who are there,” he said.
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