20 years journey to making of Freedom Park
Freedom Park is celebrating its 10th anniversary with yearlong activities. The architect Theo Lawson, project’s arrowhead, spoke with GREGORY AUSTIN NWAKUNOR on the challenges of getting the facility on stream after initial plan.
Sanwo-Olu frees six inmates, commuted three on death row to life
Lagos State Governor, Babajide Sanwo-Olu, on Christmas Day signed two Executive Orders, with one setting free six inmates at different prisons.
Prison authorities to investigate Fisayo Soyombo's Ikoyi prison allegations
Nigerian Correctional Service said it has set up a "high powered panel" to investigate the allegations in an investigative report made by undercover journalist Fisayo Soyombo. The first instalment of the three-part investigation by Soyombo exposed how Nigerian policemen “pervert the course of justice in their quest for ill-gotten money”. In the second part of…
Two brothers remanded in prison for allegedly beheading teenager
An Igbosere High Court in Lagos yesterday remanded two brothers, Saheed Obadimeji and Ayodeji Obadimeji, in prison for allegedly beheading a teenage boy. The duo was said to have cut off the boy’s head for the purpose of selling it at a sum of N200,000.
NGO lauds FG’s move to reform prison
A non-governmental organisation, Anchor Heritage has lauded the Federal Government for signing into law, the Nigerian Correctional Service Bill to reform the prison system.
Dujima Adamawa commits to Buhari’s directives, secures release of 41 prisoners
Following earlier directives by President Buhari that all governors should decongest the prisons, the Dujima Adamawa, Alhaji Musa Halilu, has facilitated the release of 41 inmates serving various jail terms at the Numan prisons in Adamawa state.
Controller refutes report of jail break in Keffi prison
Mr Emmanuel Okoro, the Controller of the Nasarawa State Command of the Nigeria Correctional Service, on Thursday, refuted reports by a section of the media that claimed there was a jailbreak at the Keffi Old Prison.
Disgraced US financier Epstein committed suicide in prison
The wealthy US financier Jeffrey Epstein, indicted on charges he trafficked underage girls for sex, has committed suicide in prison, US news media reported Saturday
Native doctor, three others docked over alleged murder plot in Imo
The Magistrate Court in Omuma, Oru East local council of Imo State on Friday arraigned a native doctor, Obelechukwu Iwegbulam, and pastor of a Sabbath church, Solomon Ezenwa-Duru, on a two-count charge of conspiracy to commit murder and an attempted murder. Others also arraigned were the Oru East embattled chairman of the Peoples Democratic Party…