In order to curtail the spread of corona virus within the country the federal government and the Chief Justice of Nigeria Justice Ibrahim Tanko Muhammad has released directives to decongest the prisons.
Following this development On Tuesday June 30, Chief Judge Kazeem Alogba granted freedom to 18 inmates of Kirikiri Medium Security Custodial Centre Lagos.
These inmates have been in custody of the Correctional centre since 2016 for offences such as burglary, stealing, and fraudulent practices.
As heads of court were told to decongest the prisons to curtail spread of coronavirus(COVID-19) amongst inmates.
The exercise was done at an event tagged “Correctional Centres Decongestion Exercise”, which was held at J.I.C. Taylor Court House in Igbosere.
The inmates were released under the power vested on the Chief Judge under Section 1 (1) Criminal Justice Release from Custody ) (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2007. [wpdiscuz-feedback id=”dnjvhad6qh” question=”Please leave a feedback on this” opened=”0″][/wpdiscuz-feedback]