Information on the Agege SSS detention centre in Lagos State, on the number of prisoners detained at one time, on the number of guards on duty, and a description of the physical appearance of the facility [NGA23480.E]

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

However, for general information on prison conditions in Nigeria, please consult the excerpt from Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995, which is attached to this Response.

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.


Country Reports on Human Rights Practices for 1995. 1996. United States Department of State. Washington, DC. (Diskette version provided to DIRB by the Immigration and Naturalization Service Resource Center. 14 March 1996)

Sources Consulted

Annual Report On Human Rights Violations in Nigeria 1994 [Lagos]. Constitutional Rights Project.

Behind the Wall: A Report on Prison Conditions in Nigeria and the Nigerian Prison System [Lagos]. 1991.

Human Rights Situation in Nigeria: 1994 Annual Report [Lagos]. Committee for the Defence of Human Rights.

Human Rights Watch Global Report on Prisons [New York]. 1993.

News from Africa Watch [New York]. Various dates.

Observatoire international des prisons: rapport 1995 [Lyon]. 1995.

Observatoire international des prisons: rapport 1994 [Lyon]. 1994.

Oral sources

Note on oral sources:

Oral sources are usually contacted when documentary sources have been exhausted. However, oral sources must agree to be quoted in a publicly available Response to Information Request. If they refuse, the Response will read "no information could be found among the sources consulted." Contacting oral sources is also subject to time constraints; for example, there are periods of the year when academics are unavailable. Long distance calls to Africa are often constrained by limited telecommunications capacity.