Ondo CJ Pardons 29 Inmates

Image result for PRISON IN NIGERIAJustice Oluwatoyin Akeredolu, the Acting Chief Judge of Ondo State, has pardoned 29 inmates in  two medium prisons in the state.

Akeredolu ordered the release of the inmates  on Tuesday during a routine visit to Olokuta Prison in Akure and Owo Prison in Owo Local Government Area of the state.

The  Acting Chief Judge told newsmen that  the need to decongest prisons made it imperative to release some inmates who had been in custody for many years without trial.

According to her, 22 inmates were released at the Olokuta Medium Prison  while seven inmates got pardon in Owo prison.

Akeredolu noted  that 18 of the inmates would be released to a Non-Governmental Organisation for rehabilitation while others got their freedom on the condition that they had  overstayed in prison  without trial.

He appealed to the state Psychiatric Hospital to attend to the health needs of some of the newly released inmates already facing psychological  problems.

Speaking earlier,  the state Comptroller of Prisons Mr  Duane Kname, said the poor living condition  of the inmates was  occasioned by congestion.

He  called on the appropriate authorities  to urgently  look into the living condition  in prisons in order to  prevent outbreak of diseases among inmates.(NAN)

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