How 6 Nigerian prisoners were killed during protest – Official

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The Kwara Prisons Command said on Wednesday that its officials did not beat six inmates of Oke Kura Prison, Ilorin, to death as alleged in some quarters.

The command’s Public Relations Officer, Philip Adegbulugbe, made the clarification in Ilorin while speaking with journalists.

Mr. Adegbulugbe said that 54 condemned inmates of the prison had protested on November 15, requesting an audience with the Comptroller, Adetoyi Oluwole.

He said the inmates had complained that the quality of food served them was very poor.

The spokesperson said that when the comptroller met with them, they requested to be served a full plate of food with four pieces of meat or fish at every meal.

He said the inmates also demanded to be allowed to walk around the prison yard from 8 am to 8 pm.

According to him, the inmates also demanded that they be provided with CD players and allowed to use telephones.

The prisons spokesman said that after listening to them, the comptroller appealed to the inmates to be patient and that their request would be channelled to prisons headquarters.

“The rule guiding the command says that the inmates in condemned cells should be allowed to walk around for one hour daily.

“On November 18, the inmates took over the prison, broke the door, threw faeces at the officials and attempted to run outside the prison yard.

“The armed force of the command used tear-gas on them to prevent them from running away

“The following day we noticed that some of them were injured and they were rushed to the hospital where six were confirmed dead and 11 injured,” he said.

Mr. Adegbulugbe said that the Comptroller-General of Prisons, Jaafaru Ahmed, had set up a three-member committee to investigate the matter.

(NAN)


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  • Dejandon

    nt only CD players and phone, they should be given cable TV subscription with MTV and TCN for their enjoyment, in addition to one Thuraya satellite phone each.
    So they want good things of life but made themselves criminals denying others of good life

    • Charles

      so you believe all this?

      • Dejandon

        So I should believe the condemned criminals instead?

        • Charles

          OR WOULD YOU RATHER BELIEVE THE KILLERS, BOTH THE KILLED AND THE KILLERS ARE CRIMINALS, SO WHICH OF THE CRIMINALS ARE YOU REFERRING TO?

  • callistus u owuamanam

    Mr spokesman, lies have short legs, cannot walk as far as you think. This country is a country, security agents will claim that tear gas killed six prison inmates. Nobody says prisoners should break jail, but using live arms on them to kill them, is condemnable. The officers should be investigated and punished. Even a prisoner has a right to life.

  • Shamsuddeen Shehu Saeed

    Govt Of Nig Shld Knw d value of it pple dey shld n’t kill pple as if dare killing ant,dey are killing prisoners,shia,innocent pple just bcos dey hate dem but d soldiers cn’t n’t comfront boko haram dey a’r dare killing pple&ordinary soldier but if dey kil officer dey wil advertising it in median compensate dem wid huge amount of money,pls am calling d attension of Nig govt 2 tak lives equaly & fine ways of resorving issue & remove selfsh intrest,greadness,biars,travel in judgement remember dare is day u wil account what eva u did(day of judgement) which is d day Allah wil guider ol creature &judge dem acordently,

  • Charles

    Many a time our lies reveals the truth. Mr. spokesperson you have lied and the blood of the dead is on your head.