Oyo State Has Second Highest Number of Indigenes in Lagos Prisons

Oyo State Has Second Highest Number of Indigenes in Lagos Prisons
Written by Oluseyi Adefowora

with 359 inmates, Oyo State has the second highest number of indigenes in Lagos prisons in the last 3 months, according to the Lagos State Criminal Information System.

While Ogun state is the highest with 422 inmates.

In its Q1 report, the Lagos State Criminal Information System identified stealing as the crime for which the majority of inmates in the five prisons in the state are being held.

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The report also revealed that 9,044 inmates were detained in five prisons between Jan. and March 2019.


The report, which was made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), identified the Ikoyi prison, Kirikiri Medium prison, Kirikiri Maximum prison, Female prison, and Badagry prison, as the five detention centers mentioned.

It said that the five prisons had the capacity to accommodate 4,087 inmates.

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The report revealed that out of the 9,044 inmates in detention across the five prisons, the 54 that were granted bail were unable to meet the bail conditions, while 34 prisoners were able to secure their bail having been able to pay fines ranging from N5, 000 to N10, 000.

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