Lagos, Rivers, Kano States With High Prison Inmates
Lagos State records 7,396 prison inmates population as against a prison capacity of 3,927, closely followed by Rivers and Kano states with 4,424 and 4,183 prison inmates population,” the National Bureau of Statistics (NBS) has said.
The statistics showed that the total prison population grew by 5.6%. Majority of inmates in prisons are awaiting trial.
The most represented age category is the 26-50 years age group followed by the category of those above 51 years.
“Conversely. Ekiti and Bayelsa states had the least prison inmates population of 444 and 585 as against prison capacity of 200 and 400 respectively,” the report reads.
In 2015, 63,668 of the prison inmates were males against 1,365 females.
In 2016, 67,329 of the prison inmates were males as against 1,357 females, signalling a reduction in the number of female inmates in the prisons.