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Why Nigerian prisons reject new suspects – Aregbesola


Rayyan Alhassan
Rayyan Alhassan is a 30-year-old graduate of Journalism and Mass Communication at Sikkim Manipal University, Ghana. He is the acting Managing Editor at the Daily Nigerian newspaper, a position he has held for the past 3 years. He can be reached via [email protected], or, or @Rayyan88 on Twitter.
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The Minister of Interior, Rauf Aregbesola, on Tuesday, said authorities of the nation’s correctional centres are rejecting new suspects due to non-compliance with the COVID-19 protocols.

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Mr Aregbesola stated this during an interview with journalists after defending his Ministry’s 2021 budget proposal before the Senate Committee on Interior.

He also said his Ministry would approach the National Assembly with a supplementary budget soon to rebuild all the correctional centres destroyed during the protests that followed the #EndSARS protests recently

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