Coronavirus: Controversy as inmates protest in Kaduna correction centre

There was palpable tension in Kaduna Correction Centre (prison) following a protest by inmates as a result of alleged coronavirus outbreak.

However, there were conflicting accounts as to what was responsible for the protest. One account alleged that one of the inmates was sick and they had no inkling whether he was positive for coronavirus or not.

Another account was that the inmates were afraid of coronavirus because of the congestion in the cells.

It will be recalled that the controller of the Correctional Service, Sanusi Danmusa had in a press conference last week said visitation to the prison had been suspended because of the spread of the coronavirus.

However, eyewitness told the Nigerian Tribune that today (Tuesday) the inmates stormed the main gate trying to open it but the warders resisted the attempt by the inmates.

According to source, a combined force of military personnel and armed mobile policemen were later drafted to the scene to provide security at the centre.

When contacted the Zonal Head of the Correctional Service in charge of Kaduna, Katsina, Jigawa and Kano, Muhammad Babangida Rabiu, confirmed the incident.

However, he was quick to add that it was an internal problem which made the inmates to protest, saying, the problem had since been addressed.

Rabiu also dispelled the insinuation that the inmates protested because of coronavirus, insisting, it was just a figment of people’s imagination.

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