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CJ Releases 5 Correctional Centre Inmates in Kogi


Olawale Ibrahim,Lokoja

The Chief Judge of Kogi State, Justice Nasiru Ajanah has released five awaiting trial inmates during his visit to the Nigerian Correctional Centres in the State .

Justice Ajanah disclosed this while speaking at the end of the visit to the correctional centres in the State,said the visit become imperative with a view to review the case files of the awaiting trail across the State to ensure their fundamental human rights are not infringed as enshrined in the Constitution.

He explained that the essence of bail to a suspect is not to stay longer in detention, noting that rights of every Nigerian must be protected rather than breaching the constitutional provision of law.

At Dekina correctional centre a total of 6 case files were reviewed and one chigoeze Christopher was released on unconditionally because the Kogi Judiciary has no jurisdiction over his matter.

He was said to have been arrested in Enugu state  for impersonation as Naval officer and brought to Dekina police Station and charges to Magistrate and subsequently detained at Dekina Correctional centre .

In case of Rebecca Sanni who was allegedly t have stolen a day old baby and was arrested ,charges  Court ,but bailed with N400,000 but no one for after a year . The Chief Judge their review the bail and ordered the magistrate  to commence new bail process within next two weeks .

In Ankpa , Kabiru Murktari was released have stayed behind the bar for over a year. After the review of the case ,he regained his freedom because he was not taken to court for once.

Another three awaiting trial inmate were also lucky as the CJ ordered the unconditional release of Isah Ibrahim an SSll student and two  Fulani boys who were arrested at behest of their master and incarcerated for the past one year now.

He therefore commended the security agencies for wonderful they are doing, noting that there is improvement in security in the state as the correctional facilities are no longer congested again.



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