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COVID-19: New inmates to go through obligatory 14-day isolation in Akwa Ibom

The Akwa Ibom State Correctional Provider has introduced that each new inmate to the centre should be subjected to a 14-day isolation on the Ikot-Ekpene custodial centre.

The Command Public Members of the family Officer, ASC Ogbajie Ogbajie disclosed this in a press remark despatched to DAILY POST on Tuesday

He mentioned on the final touch of the 14-days isolation, the inmate could be despatched to any to be had correctional centre within the State.

Ogbajie, on the other hand, famous that the State govt had authorized and started the development of the 100-bed isolation construction at Ikot Ekpene custodial centre, including that it used to be a part of efforts via Gov. Udom Emmanuel to improve and spice up the Prison Justice Gadget within the State.

The Commentary reads in portions, “Akwa Ibom State Executive has begun the development of a 100-Mattress isolation construction at Ikot Ekpene Custodial Centre. The construction used to be just lately authorized via the Govt Governor of Akwa Ibom State, Deacon Udom Emmanuel to improve and spice up the Prison Justice Gadget within the State all the way through this pandemic.

“This may be one of the vital measures installed position via the Controller Basic of Corrections, Ja’afaru Ahmed to stop a scourge of Covid-19 in Correctional Centres national.

“The 100-Mattress construction will function a centralized Covid-19 isolation centre for brand spanking new inmates admitted within the Nigerian Correctional Provider, Akwa Ibom State Command.

“To this impact, all inmates remanded in any Custodial Centre in Akwa Ibom State, will first go through a mandatory 14 days isolation at this Centre.”

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