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Congestion: Inmate Suffocates In Jigawa Prison

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One prisoner in the Garu Satellite Prison, Jigawa State, Damina Jauro Audu, has been confirmed death, after he suffocated, following extreme congestion in his cell.

The prison, which was established in 1930 was designed to hold only 50 inmates, now holds over 160 people who are either serving jail terms or awaiting trial are now striving to stay alive, following the intense heat.

In a statement made available to LEADERSHIP FRIDAY by the Nigerian Bar Association Jigawa State chapter and duly signed by its chairman, Barrister Adamu Turaki, it was revealed that Audu’s death was discovered during a visit to prison by the state’s chief judge, Justice Aminu Sabo Ringim and some other stakeholders.

“The Bar, therefore, calling on the minister of interior, Abba Moro and the comptroller-general of the prison service to intervene and address the situation,” Turaki said.

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