The Public Relations Officer of the Nigeria Prisons Service, Abia Command, Deputy Superintendent of Prisons (DSP) Kalu Ikpe, says the Aba Federal Prison has about 80 insane persons in its asylum. “Sometimes even here in Umuahia where there is no asylum, we receive them but when after sometimes we observe a strange behavior, we do a referral and send them to Aba where there is an asylum.
Ikpe disclosed this in an interview with newsmen on Friday in Aba. He said that the prison was taking care of the insane persons to ensure that they were stabilised enough to enable them answer their respective charges in court. “Those who are not normal are put under observation and are made to see psychiatric doctors who work daily to ensure that their drugs are administered.
“You know that the prison inmates are our brothers, so we cannot abandon them,” he said.