(Name withheld)was charged for attempted murder alongside his female cousin who was released earlier before CAPIO got wind of the matter. The matter was referred to CAPIO. Upon enquiry CAPIO discovered from him that the complainant lives beside the compound of the defendant’s Cousin’s house in the village. He said that the Cousin’s parents had […]
Finally, CAPIO VOICE Team arrived Port Harcourt Maximum Security Prison to assess the level of implementation of Gender Sensitive Approach to Treatment of Women Prisoners in the female section since the launch of the Manual. During a vibrant interactive session with staff and about 96 women in the prison, it became obvious that there is […]
The Rivers State Command of the Nigeria Prison Service is the last stop for CAPIO’s advocacy train to the VOICE States. The visit was to drive home the need for efficient and effective implementation of the Gender Sensitive Approach to Treatment of Women Prisoners in the Command. The State Controller, Mr. Olumide T. Tinuoye pledged […]
The CAPIO Team was also at the Prison Training School in Kirikiri and was also greeted with the good news that the first batch of prison officers were undergoing a training on the Gender Sensitive Approach to the Treatment of Women Prisoners in Nigeria. This confirms the assurance of the Controller General of Prisons (CGP), […]
Lagos is the fifth VOICE State to receive the CAPIO Team on a quest to assess the detention condition of women in Nigerian prisons. The Kirikiri Women Prison in Nigeria is the first all women prison in Nigeria and has remained one of the best managed prison facilities in the country. Interactions with the staff […]
The sojourn in Lagos started with a courtesy visit to the Controller of Prison, Lagos State Command, Mr Tunde Ladipo. He welcomed the team and pledged to support the implementation of the Gender Sensitive Approach in his command.
The poor treatment and detention conditions of female prisoners in Nigeria was on the minds of CAPIO Team made up of Rev. Fr. Ambrose Ekeroku, Chijioke Ukwuma, Deborah Odoko and Katsina State Coordinator, National Human Rights Commission Mr Nura Sadiq during their assessment visit to the female section of the Katsina Central Prison. The Team […]