Worried that about 74 per cent of the prison population of 68,747 inmates in Nigeria are awaiting trial, Avocats Sans Frontières France (ASF), also known as Lawyers Without Borders France
One in three prisoners around the world is being held without having stood trial or been found guilty by any court, according to a new study published on Friday
Former Nigerian footballer, Ese Oduko, who spent his entire career overseas, believes the current crop of players face development challenges because they lack the basic education
Seven Algerian prison guards and an inmate died of suffocation Wednesday in a septic tank accident at a prison in the country's northeast, justice minister Belkacem Zeghmati said.
29 Nov 2020
A group Global Society for Anti-Corruption (GSAC), has urged the Federal Government to intervene in the plight of over 200 Nigerians allegedly languishing in various prisons in the Togo Republic.
18 Sep 2020
An Osun magistrate’s court sitting in Osogbo yesterday ordered the remand of a 30-year-old man, Abdulrasaq Sodiq, for allegedly raping a 13-year-old girl (name withheld)
4 Aug 2020
A mother who tried to single-handedly dig her way into a jail in Ukraine to free her murderer son is now facing being locked up herself. The 51-year-old woman, who has not been named, rented a house near the jail in the southern Zaporizhia region where her son is serving a life sentence. She then…
30 Jul 2020
A poacher who stabbed the silverback gorilla to death in Uganda has been sentenced to 11 years in prison. Rafiki, a 25-year-old male and head of a 17-member gorilla group who was hugely popular with tourists, was found dead after going missing on June 1. Poacher Felix Byamukama was arrested by Ugandan wildlife chiefs and…
14 Jul 2020
A 28-year-old hairstylist, Tayo Bakare, was yesterday sentenced to 20 years in prison by an Ikeja Sexual Offences and Domestic Violence Court for rape and kidnapping.
9 Jun 2020
Two inmates who escaped from a prison in Rome, Italy last week left guards a courtesy note, saying they had business to take care of but promise to be back shortly. The two cousins, Davad Zukanovic, 40, and Lil Ahmetovic, 46, broke out of Rebibbia prison overnight on June 2 by scaling a wall using…
27 May 2020
The Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) reports that it has released 3,751 inmates consisting of convicts and persons awaiting trial.
20 May 2020
A Federal High Court in Lagos has fixed June 2 to hear an application filed by Sen. Orji Uzor Kalu, seeking his release from prison.