18-year-old inmate at the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Delta State, Gabriel Uwaya, has called on the government and non-governmental organisations to provide instructors to equip inmates with skills that would help them upon their release, as none of the three workshops at the facility currently has qualified instructors or equipment.
Uwaya made the plea during a visit by Delta State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Tessy Diai, who was touring prisons across the state. The Chief Judge released one of the 448 warrants reviewed at the Ogwashi-Uku Correctional Centre, and acknowledged the difficulty in bringing witnesses to court. Aduba, who was discharged, had been standing trial for conspiracy and murder and claimed to be innocent of the alleged crime.
The Assistant Controller of the Ogwashi-Uku Custodial Centre, John Unamba, reported to the Chief Judge that the working relationship between the staff of the High Court and the facility remained cordial, and that there were currently 560 inmates at the facility.