Osun CJ Releases 13 Prison Inmates
The Chief Judge of Osun, Adepele Ojo, on Thursday granted the release of 13 inmates of the Kosere Correctional Centre, Ile-Ife.
9jatalkative reports that Mrs Ojo released the inmates while leading the Administration of Criminal Law Justice Monitoring Committee to the centre as part of measures to decongest the centre.
According to the Chief of Justice, there are 19 inmates awaiting trial out of which 13 were attended to by the committee. The 13 inmates, she said, were considered for release on compassionate grounds.
Mrs Ojo said that three of them were released on health grounds, two granted bail, while others were pardoned because they had overstayed the stipulated number of years of their offence, if they were sentenced. Accelerated hearing would be given to those that were not released, She Added.
The Chief Judge perpetuated that as Judicial representative, they had a duty to ensure the release of those worthy to be released and as well punish those deserved to be punished accordingly.
To those released, She pleaded with them to turn a new leaf and sin no more