Lagos State Ministry of Justice, captured information about 14 , 636 inmates across the five prisons in the state and they released the 2018 October – December edition of the Lagos Criminal Information System last week.
The ministry revealed that most of the inmates in the five prisons across the state are being held for the offence of stealing with the name of the following community as the top five stealing spots in Lagos.
Ibeju – Lekki
The ministry revealed that the other offences that land inmates into prison includes; breach of peace , cultism , fighting , murder and armed robbery.
Meanwhile, during the inaugurating the LCIS in July last year, Mr Adeniji Kazeem ( SAN ) explained that LCIS would serve as a pool or databank, “ where inmates information, criminal activities , and crime demography would be stored to further enhance the administration of justice in Lagos State . ”
He said “ In the period under review , 75 per cent of inmates at the federal prisons in Lagos State are recorded to be awaiting trial, with 17 per cent convicted inmates and six per cent on remand .
“ In the same period, the report indicated that the Directorate of Public Prosecutions of the Ministry of Justice issued a total of 358 legal advices from the 358 duplicate case files received; with the breakdown showing, miscellaneous ( stealing related offences ) , 51 ; sexual offences , 138 ; robbery, 91 ; homicide , 50 ; and fatal motor accident, 28 , ”