The Nigerian Government said it spends N14,000 daily to feed each prisoner.
The Minister for Interior Abdulrahman Danbazzau, who disclosed this last May during a town hall meeting in Kaduna State said that “it is unacceptable for government to be committing N10 billion every year on feeding of prison inmates”
However, photos of severely malnourished inmates in Delta State Prison posted on Facebook on Friday, December 16th, by Prince Harrison indicates otherwise.
“Today I visited a prison in Delta State Nigeria. This is their condition. No medical facility, no drugs. They are dying. I was able to get a lawyer who has promised to defend them so they can leave prison and get quick medical attention.
They can’t urinate, they can’t stand for 10minutes. Our laws says they are Innocent until proven guilty. They deserve a better life. I stand with Yali Network to bring awareness to our government on the need for the welfare of Nigeria Prison”