25 Mar 2016


Nine Pregnant Inmates And Eight Babies Discovered In Kirikiri Female Prisons in Lagos

Front view of the women's wing of the prison

While leading officials on a welfare check to the popular Kirikiri prison in Lagos, the Director, Directorate of Citizens Rights (DCR) from the Lagos State Ministry of Justice, Omotilewa lbirogba, has disclosed on Thursday that eight babies are currently living in the Female Prison with their mothers, while nine inmates are pregnant.
According to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN), the visit was part of ongoing efforts by the Lagos State Government to decongest the prisons.
Mrs. lbirogba, who revealed that there are currently 222 inmates in the prison, said: “Of the 222 inmates, 175 are awaiting trial, 43 convicted inmates, two inmates that are serving life sentences and two inmates who have been sentenced to death.
“There are also eight babies residing in the prison with their mothers, while nine inmates are currently pregnant.”
On the future of the eight babies, Mrs. Ibirogba explained that once the infants attain the age of 24 months, they would be taken away from their mothers and handed over to appointed relations to nurture them.



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