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8 awaiting trials inmates set free in Osun

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8 awaiting trials inmates set free in Osun

No fewer than eight awaiting trials inmates in both Ilesa and Ile-Ife custodial centres have been granted pardon by the Chief Judge of Osun State, Justice Oyebola Adepele.

ROYAL NEWS confirmed that five inmates regained freedom from Ilesa, while the other 3 are from Ile-Ife.

A statement issued by the Public Relations Officer of Nigeria Corrections, Osun State Command, DSC Olusola Adeotan, disclosed that CJ said the judiciary will do it best to decongest the centres and all deserving inmates will be considered as it is not going to be a comer’s affairs.


8 awaiting trials inmates set free in Osun

The Chief Judge added that two factors prompted her visit and these include, “my desire to perform my statutory duties required of me under the law, as well as the pressure from the Controller of Corrections, Osun State Command, borne out of his feeling for fellow human beings.”

She thanked the Controller for his persistent calls for the visit to the Custodial Centres.

Earlier in his welcome address, Controller of Corrections in Osun, Olanrewaju Amoran, expressed his appreciation, on behalf of Controller General of Corrections (CGC), Haliru Nababa FICMC, mni, to the CJ, members of Speedy Administration of Criminal Justice Committee, and other stakeholders, for making the exercise a reality, despite several challenges.

The Controller said the exercise will douse tensions, decongest the custodial facilities, give a ray of hope and reassure other inmates.

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