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523 Children Languishing In Anambra Prisons – NHRC

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The national human rights commission has said that no fewer than 523 children are detained in various prisons in Anambra state.

The Anambra state coordinator of the national human rights commission NHRC, Mrs. Nkechi Ugwuanyi, stated this at the Onitsha prisons during an interface with some juvenile inmates.

Mrs Ugwuanyi said the visit was in commemoration of the African “pre-trial”  she expressed the readiness of the commission to make appropriate interventions toward the decongestion of prisons through advocacy for decongestion through decriminalization of petty or minor offences

While describing the number of juveniles cases recorded as quite high, she assured that inmates whose cases had been compiled would “have reasons to smile at the end of the exercise.

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