State Govs blamed for prison overcrowding

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Deputy Comptroller of Prisons (DCP), Mr. Enobore Francis, has blamed state governors for prison overcrowding.

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DCP Francis, who is the spokesman of the Service, said the prisons are over-stretched due to failure of state governors’ failure to sign death warrant.

“There are about 1,440 prison inmates on death row. As some are being commuted, others are being convicted,” he told New Telegraph, appealing to governors to commute death sentences to life imprisonment, if the governors would not sign death sentences.

Recall the Gov. Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State called on the National Assembly to amend the law, which mandates state governors to sign death warrants of condemned prisoners to reassign such to the Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN).

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