Akwa Ibom Constructs 100-Bed Prison Isolation Centre
The Akwa Ibom State Government has began the construction of a 100-Bed isolation building at Ikot Ekpene Custodial Centre. The building was recently approved by the Executive Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Emmanuel to support and boost the Criminal Justice System in the State during this pandemic.
This is also one of the measures put in place by the Controller General of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed to prevent an outbreak of Covid-19 in Correctional Centres nationwide.
The Attorney-General/ Commissioner for Justice Akwa Ibom State, Uwemedimo Nwoko Esq. in company of the Controller of Corrections, Alex Oditah and Officer in-charge of Ikot Ekpene Custodial Centre, Deputy Controller of Corrections, Chukwuemeka, Patrick inspected the site for the isolation building today 18th July, 2020.
The 100-Bed building will serve as a centralized Covid-19 isolation centre for new inmates admitted in the Nigerian Correctional Service, Akwa Ibom State Command. To this effect, all inmates remanded in any Custodial Centre in Akwa Ibom State, will first undergo a compulsory 14days isolation at this Centre after completion. The Controller of Corrections, thanked His Excellency, Deacon Udom Emmanuel for taking this bold step in boosting the Criminal Justice System in the State as it shows that His Excellency is a Governor for the less privilege in the Society.
ASC Ogbajie Ogbajie
Public Relations Officer
Nigerian Correctional Service Akwa Ibom State Command