Nigeria Prison Service building juvenile detention centers in Enugu, Bayelsa

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The Nigeria Prisons Service has announced plans to establish juvenile detention centers in Enugu and Bayelsa States, to serve the South East and South regions of the country.

The Comptroller of Prisons in Anambra state, Emmanuel Nwakeze disclosed this in Awka on Friday, while hosting civil society groups advocating for judicial reform in Nigeria.

Nwakeze said the centers located at Ngwo in Enugu State, and Ogbia in Bayelsa State and are nearing completion.

He says they will complement the existing facilities in Kaduna, Abeokuta and Ilorin, for the reformation of juvenile offenders.

Leader of the civil society group, Ejiofo Umegbogu said the advocacy visit was aimed at interfacing with relevant stakeholders in the justice sector including the police, prisons, Judiciary and Anti-graft agencies, with a view to increasing citizens participation in the ongoing reform of the criminal justice sector.




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