Information on the locations of prisons in Benin City, on whether there is a prison located in Akpakpava area, and if so, its physical description [NGA25461.E]

Information on the above-mentioned topic could not be found among the sources consulted by the DIRB.

However, please see the attachment for information on the distribution of prisons and lock-ups by state in Nigeria. also attached is a map showing the geographic locations of Nigeria's prisons.

This Response was prepared after researching publicly accessible information currently available to the DIRB within time constraints. This Response is not, and does not purport to be, conclusive as to the merit of any particular claim to refugee status or asylum. Please find below the list of sources consulted in researching this Information Request.


Civil Liberties Organization (CLO). June 1991. Behind the Wall :A Report on Prison Conditions in Nigeria and the Nigerian Prison System. Lagos: CLO, pp. 2, 240-242.

Sources Consulted

Amnesty International Report. 1993-96.

Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995. 1996.

DIRB Indexed Media Review [Ottawa]. 1993-1996.

DIRB Nigeria Country File. 1993-1996.

Foreign Broadcast Information Service (FBIS) Daily Reports. March 1996.

Human Rights Watch Report. 1993-1996.

Keesing's Record of World Events [Cambridge]. 1993-1996.

New From Africa Watch. Various reports.

On-line search of media articles.