Lagos AG orders release of 11 minors in correctional centres


By Adebisi Onanuga

Lagos State Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice Moyosore Onigbanjo has ordered the release of 11 minors in Nigeria Correctional Services (NCS) centres in the state.

Their release followed a tip-off from concerned members of the public that some correctional centres were having  minors in their custody contrary to the provision of Section 207 of the Lagos State Child Rights Law of 2015.

Onigbanjo ordered an investigation into the matter.

“The result of the investigation confirmed a total number of 11 minors in custody in various Correctional Centres in the state.

“With this discovery, the Attorney General further directed that the minors be released immediately from custody to the Department of Youth and Social Development for placement in appropriate facilities.

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“As a result of this directive, one of the minors,16years old, was immediately released from the Correctional…



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