Ogun CJ Frees 20 Inmates - EDU-BIZNEWS


Wednesday, January 19, 2022

Ogun CJ Frees 20 Inmates

Ogun State Chief Judge,Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has granted amnesty to twenty (20)inmates, as part of measures to decongest correctional centres in the three Senatorial Districts of the State.

The Chief Judge who revealed this at the conference hall of the State Judiciary Complex in Abeokuta, said ten were discharged in Abeokuta, two from Ijebu-Ode, seven from Ilaro and one from Sagamu Correctional Centres.

Justice Dipeolu noted that those granted amnesty had been in custody for certain number of years with different criminal offenses, ranging from rape, armed robbery, kidnapping among others, advising them not to go back into crime.    

"People keep filling cases as they are aware of their rights, that is why we keep increasing number of judges as much as the State can afford. Also, we keep having sensitisation programmes for people to know their rights, as justice delayed is not what we want in the State", she stated 

She stated that the exercise was held at the State High Court, instead of the usual visitation across the correctional centres in the State due to the COVID-19 pandemic, promising that another phase of release would be done in the next four months.

On his part, the State Controller of Correctional Centre, Mr. Alimi Rasheed, said the Federal Government had intensified effort to upkeep and decongest the correctional centres in the State, appreciating the State Government for its support in ensuring prompt justice dispensation.

Contributing, the Executive Director, Center for Justice and Reconciliation, Mr. Hezekiah Olujobi, commended the initiative of the Chief Judge for conducting the exercise at the High Court, pointing out that the move was cost-effective, stress free and time saving.


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