The Controller of Corrections Services, Akwa Ibom state command, Alex Oditah has decried the spate of congestion in all the correctional facilities in the state.
He said the high number of people awaiting trial had worsened as over 70 percent of inmates in their facilities fall on that list.
Oditah disclosed this on Monday at the command headquarters in Uyo, during a press briefing in commemoration of the ‘1st Inmates’ Rehabilitation Concert Unity For Success Security Week 2019, with the theme: ‘Effective Leadership: A Recipe for Peace, Security and National Development.’
According to Oditah, “the four facilities in the state have been over stretched. Currently the facilities have a total of 2,559 inmates against its carrying capacity of 1,336.
“Uyo Correctional Centre…