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Death row inmates win trophy at friendly football match

By Tina Abeku, Abuja
15 September 2022   |   8:30 am
Inmates on Death Row, (IDR), at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu command, have emerged winner of a friendly football competition organised by the center as part of recreational activities for inmates at the facility

Inmates on Death Row, (IDR), at the Nigerian Correctional Service, Enugu command, have emerged winner of a friendly football competition organised by the center as part of recreational activities for inmates at the facility

A statement from the Public Relations Officer, (PRO), Enugu Command, Ugwu Dympunahe, said that the match was organized to further promote the reformation of inmates and allow them to experience some of the games they love playing despite being behind bars.

Controller of the command, Nicolas Obiakor, who was represented by his assistant, Nwigwe Leonard, pointed out that sporting activities not only keep the inmates fit but also sane and is part of their reformatory process

The Officer in charge of the Enugu custodial centre, Usifo Joseph, stressed the “need for offenders to engage in recreational activities as it will help to improve them physically and mentally.

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