Tambuwal to fortify Prison wall, gate
Olakunle Maruf Sokoto
Sokoto State Governor, Rt.Hon. Aminu Waziri Tambuwal (CFR), has pledge to fortify Sokoto central Prison’s Wall with security barbed-wire and rebuild Prison’s Gate,which is situated at the heart of the state capital in Sokoto.
The Governor made this known to Newsmen during a courtesy call by the visiting ACG Zonal office, Minna, Ifeanyi Amaliri Isaiah, (PhD), Fcai, JP, at the Government House, Sokoto.
The Assistant Controller-General of Prisons, who was on quarterly inspection visit to Prison’s formation in the state, says the courtesy call accorded the him the opportunity to brief the Governor about the challenges of the Prisons formation in the state, most especially the Parameter wall and Gate of Sokoto central Prison, which is the major Prison in the state.
He also urged his Excellency to commute the sentences of inmates on life imprisonment, for them to have sense of belonging and will equally reduce their tension of incarceration behind the bar.
Earlier in his response to the ACG address, the Governor promise to attend with immediate effect, some of the issues raised by the ACG and will set- up a committee that will visit the Prisons and feeds him with on the spot assessments. He vowed to personally visit Prisons time to time to ascertain where best they could support the Prisons formation,in the interest of overall security network of the state.
The ACG was accompanied during the visit by the Controller of Prisons Sokoto state command,CP Sabo Sama Chafe, DCP Ummu Almustapha and Host of other senior officer’s of the state Headquarters office, Sokoto.