The Kwara Prisons Command stated on Wednesday that its officers didn’t beat six inmates of Oke Kura Jail, Ilorin, to loss of life as alleged in some quarters.
The command’s Public Relations Officer, Mr. Philip Adegbulugbe, made the clarification in Ilorin whereas talking with journalists.
Adegbulugbe mentioned that fifty four condemned inmates of the jail had protested on November 15, requesting an viewers with the Comptroller, Mr. Adetoyi Oluwole.
He mentioned that the inmates had complained that the standard of meals served them was very poor.
The PRO mentioned when the comptroller met with them, they requested to be served a full plate of meals with 4 items of meat or fish at each meal.
He mentioned the inmates additionally demanded to be allowed to stroll across the jail yard from eight am to eight pm.
In response to him, the inmates additionally demanded that they be supplied with CD gamers and allowed to make use of telephones.
The prisons spokesman mentioned after listening to them, the comptroller appealed to the inmates to be affected person and that their request could be channeled to prisons headquarters.
“The rule guiding the command says that the inmates in condemned cells ought to be allowed to stroll round for one hour every day.
“On November 18, the inmates took over the jail, broke the door, threw faeces on the officers and tried to run exterior the jail yard.
“The armed pressure of the command used tear-fuel on them to stop them from operating away
“The next day we seen that a few of them had been injured they usually have been rushed to the hospital the place six had been confirmed lifeless and eleven injured,” he mentioned.
Adegbulugbe stated that the Comptroller-Basic of Prisons, Alhaji Jaafaru Ahmed, had arrange a 3-man committee to research the matter.
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