3,167 inmates on death row, NCoS reveals


The spokesman of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Assistant Controller of Corrections, Mr Umar Abubakar said in Abuja on Thursday that there are 3,167 inmates on death row,

He stated that they comprise 3,105 males and 62 females.

He said:

“As of Monday, Dec. 15, we have 74,824 inmates in the correctional centres.

“Also in the correctional centres are 50,955 male and 1,223 female awaiting-trial persons.’’

He added that the correctional centres currently have 19,140 male and 339 female convicts.

He explained that the service had migrated from punitive to restorative and corrective approaches to offenders’ management.

He said further that this reflects in the staff’s outward appearance, mental construct, policy approach and every other endeavour of the service.