Ilorin prison riot: Six condemned prisoners die fighting for meat

Penultimate Thursday, what could best be described as mutiny happened at Mandala Prison Yard and Federal Prison, Okekura, both in Ilorin, Kwara State capital.

Sunday Vanguard reliably gathered that about 76 condemned inmates from the facilities had been holding nocturnal meetings until penultimate Tuesday when their leader summoned the prison officials to unfold thirteen demands which must be met within twenty four hours.

Sources said agitation by prison inmates, particularly the condemned ones, was not strange in the last months of the year to draw the attention of the governor who has the sole power to grant them clemency in the New Year.

It was gathered that condemned prison inmates also need the governors’ assent for them to be executed; so the end of the year period is strategic to them.

Vanguard, November 27th

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