Suleiman T. Suleiman, the Controller of Prisons, Bauchi State Command, has said that five persons who were sentenced to death-by-stoning; and 10 others whose legs and hands are to be amputated are awaiting the day of judgment.
Suleiman, who spoke in an interview with newsmen in his office on Tuesday on the state of prison in Bauchi, also lamented that these two sets of convicts have been in jail for over 10 years with action not taken on them
He said six other inmates have also been condemned to death, five are currently on life sentence, while 188 are on various jail terms of two years and above.
Suleiman lamented that the prison currently has 947 inmates at the 500-capacity Bauchi Prison.
He said: “The condemned convicts we have are mostly coming from Sharia Courts. These and other related cases like amputation of hand or leg have been in jail for over 10 years without knowing their fate.