Comptroller of Prisons, Martyns Apebende of the Nigerian Prisons Service Plateau State Command Jos, has decried the non inclusion of the prisons service as part of state security council meetings in the state.
Apebende stated this yesterday in Jos while speaking with Journalists in his office, according to him “the prisons in the state have not being given the statutory position as part of the security council even when they house the criminals and always have one on one interaction with the criminals.
The prisons boss disclosed that he has written several letters to the immediate past governor of the state to know why they were excluded at the meetings to no avail.
“The Nigeria prisons service has been out rightly neglected from membership of the state security council and there should be serious need that Plateau State Prisons Command be made or co-opted into the state security council as a substantive member.
Apebende, while speaking on the challenges of the state prisons which has the capacity of over 2,000 inmates, said the vehicles for operation within the command were not enough, saying there were over a 100 courts and inmates are always being taken for prosecution and due to the distance of the courts, there was a need for more vehicles to support the role and mandate of the prisons in the state.

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