The Public Relations Officer (PRO) of the command, ASP Anjorin Olarewaju, disclosed this in an interview with News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) on Thursday in Ibadan.
He said that the service had consequently embarked on fumigation of the centres cells and wards.
He said that with the state government’s help, the command had procured Aqua drums with tap outlets stationed inside and outside of the facilities with which both inmates and staff wash their hands.
According to Olarewaju, the Oyo State Government also assisted the service with liquid hand-wash soaps, hand sanitizers, gloves, cartons of Hypo Super-bleach, washing bowls, cartons of Dettol and packs of nose masks.
“Staff coming into the facilities are checked with infrared thermometer and must wash their hands at the gate to bring to the barest minimum the possibility of infecting the inmates.
He said that although the facilities were congested, the compliance of the social distancing directives would not be necessary “since no new inmates are coming into the centre to infect them with the virus.”
Olarewaju said the situation in the correctional facilities was that the inmates were already quarantined, saying “since the outbreak of this virus, external access to them has been stopped.” (NAN)