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NIGERIAN PRISONS
Many prisons in Nigeria have no toilet facilities, and cells lacked water. Medical facilities were severely limited; food, which represented 80 percent of annual prison expenditures, was inadequate, despite a prison agricultural program designed to produce local foodstuffs for the commercial market. Malnutrition and disease were therefore rampant.

Mistreatment of inmates was common, abuse frequent, and torture occasional. In May 1987 at Benin prison, armed police killed twenty-four inmates rioting over food supplies, and in 1988 a "secret" ten-year-old detention camp on Ita Oko Island, off Lagos, was exposed and closed. Nearly 300 prisoners died of "natural causes" in 1984, and 79 committed suicide, a dramatic increase from the average of 12 suicides per year between 1980 and 1983. Ikoyi alone recorded more than 300 deaths in 1988, and 42 deaths in the first three months of 1989. In June 1989, the Civil Liberties Organisation filed suit on behalf of 1,000 detainees held without trial at Ikoyi, charging the government with mistreatment and urging that the 113-year-old prison be closed.

KNOWN PRISONS IN NIGERIA
  • Benin prison
  • Goron-Dutse prison
  • Ikoyi 113-year-old prison
  • Kakuri medium security prisons
  • Kano prison
  • Kirikiri maximum security prison Lagos
  • KiriKiri medium prison Lagos
  • Kuje (Abuja) medium security prison
  • Makurdi prison
  • Port-Harcourt prison
  • Sokoto prison farm
  • Umuahia Prison
  • You can reach inmates at some of the prisons listed above by writing to:
    Nigeria Prison Service - c/o C.S.P - P.M.B. 7025, Umuahia, Abia State. Nigeria West-Africa

    NIGERIAN PRISONERS
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    Note: Many of the inmates listed below were transfered back to Nigeria from prisons in Thailand to serve the remainder of their sentences.
    Name Country Sentence Age Building
    Notes
  • Alhasan Kamara
  • Nigerian - 34 year oldReported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Andrew Koroma
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Antony Emeka
  • - - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Augustos S. Mirinda
  • Nigerian - 39 year oldReported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Bah Alfa
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Barton C Walton
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Clement Ghandi
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • David Cisko
  • Nigerian 40 Years 29/08/1953Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • David Gargah (Gasah)
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Edmund Shitile
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Francis Moyahap
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Henry Izu Efunwa
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Ibrahim Abdul
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Ibrahim Usman Ali
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Ken Amah Adamah O.
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria
  • Leonard Bonsu
  • Ghanaian 40 Years 05/10/1952Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Marcos ben Hughes
  • Nigerian --Partial Pardon (75%) Returned to Nigeria Still in Nigerian prison as of 02/2004
  • Mathew Baa
  • Nigerian - -Currently in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Matoko Malusompa
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Maurice Fynn
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Maxwell Jones
  • Nigerian - -Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Maxwell Mlanou
  • Nigerian 13 Years 10/07/1975Reported to be in Umuahia Prison
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Princewill.E.Ataw
  • Nigerian Life Sept/26/65 Now in Umuahia Prison Nigeria
    Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty

    Reported by Anja S: I just heard the happy News that my penpall Princewill E. Ataw is released on 22th of December from Nigeria Federal Prison - Benin-City Nigeria! We are very happy to have this good news after 16 years!

  • Rafiu Akimrinade
  • Nigerian - -Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Samuel Okonkwa
  • Nigerian - -Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Seth Boateng
  • Nigerian Life 21/03/1949Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Traore Oumar
  • Nigerian 40 Years 01/02/1957Returned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty
  • Usman Ibrahim Ali
  • Nigerian - 48 years oldReturned to Nigeria 03/2003 on Treaty

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