APC chieftain rebukes Obaseki over plan to build new prison

A chieftain of the All Progressives Congress (APC), in Edo state, Blessing Agbomhere, has urged Governor Godwin Obaseki to channel the huge resources with which he intends to build a correctional facility into building infrastructure that would stop Edo people from committing crimes.

Following the attack on the two correctional facilities in Benin, the state capital, and increasing crime rates in the state, Obaseki had announced plans to build a new correctional centre.

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But, Agbomhere in a statement issued in Benin, rebuked Obaseki over his plans to build a new prison in the state on over 20 hectares of land.

He said it was absurd for him to build a new prison at a time when other countries like Sweden, are shutting down their prisons because of no criminals to be confined there.

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