Rep. Chukwuma Umeoji, has called on the government of President Buhari, to set inmates across the country free and convert prisons to quarantine centres for patients who have tested positive for coronavirus.
He said the reason for this is to avoid possible rapid spread of the pandemic, but the Government should ensure safeguards for their return to custody after the epidemic is contained.
All prisoners Nationwide should be released and all prison facilities converted to Isolation Centers for the treatment of Corona Virus across the country. A delay will lead to severe number of casualties. The virus must be taken seriously and preventive measures, deployed to enable the national survive the pandemic”, he warned.