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NCWS decries alleged gender inequality in prison decongestion

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The National Council for Women Societies (NCWS) has decried alleged gender inequality in the decongestion of prisons across the federation.

Its National Public Relations Officer (PRO), Sofiya Ibrahim Ogoh, made the claim yesterday when the Society Committee against COVID19 (SOCOCOVID) visited the Suleja correctional centre in Niger State to secure the release of some inmates.

Lamenting that females were also vulnerable to the dreaded coronavirus, Ogoh stressed the need for the Federal Government to facilitate the process of releasing feminine prisoners.

After securing the release of five inmates, the National Coordinator of SOCOCOVID, Kenneth Ibe-Kalu, said the gesture was part of the vision of the body to go round the country to free convicts with light fines.


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