In Ekiti 32 prison inmates awaiting trial granted freedom

Some of the inmates were released based on their age, and long stay in custody.

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The Chief Judge of Ekiti ,Justice Ayo Daramola on Friday freed 32 inmates awaiting trial inmates in Ado-Ekiti Prisons.

Daramola said that the inmates were released in order to decongest the prison, adding that some had no case to answer, while some were released based on their age, and long stay in custody.

Daramola advised the inmates who were released to go and sin no more.

The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that there are 296 inmates awaiting trial at the Ado-Ekiti Prisons.

The State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr Mustapha Mohammed who spoke, said it was not appropriate to keep inmates awaiting trial for long except on capital offences.

One of the inmates, Tosin Ajayi, thanked the chief judge and promised to turn a new leaf.

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