June 13, 2024

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‘300 inmates on death row in Port Harcourt’

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The Command stated that the move was aimed at
decongesting the facility , which he said , currently
housed over 300 inmates on death row.
New Controller of Port Harcourt Correctional Centre ,
Alex Oditah , disclosed this to journalists in Port
Harcourt on Tuesday shortly after taking over from his
predecessor, Tinuoye Olumide, who was promoted to
Assistant Controller General of Prisons .
Oditah specifically said he would work with the State
Chief Judge as well as Attorney General of the state to
check the issue of congestion of the Port Harcourt
correctional facility .
He said , “ I know in Port Harcourt Correctional facility ,
there are over 300 people on death row . The Act has
also given power to the Chief Judge to commit to death
sentence those who have spent 10 years and above and
have exhausted all means of appeal .

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