Ogun Chief Judge frees 106 prison inmates


Governor Ibikunle Amosun of Ogun State

The Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Olatokunbo Olopade, on Thursday granted pardon to 106 inmates as part of efforts to decongest prisons in the state.

Olopade pardoned the inmates during her three-day tour of prison formations at Ibara and Oba in Abeokuta as well as those in Ilaro, Sagamu and Ijebu-Ode.

Thirty-eight inmates were released from Oba prison, 31 in Ibara, 13 in Ilaro, eight in Sagamu, while 16 inmates were set free in Ijebu-Ode prison.

Speaking during the visits, the Ogun Chief Judge said that the pardon was to decongest the prisons across the country in line with the directive of the Attorney-General of the federation.

According to Olopade, state chief judges were directed to visit prison formations within their jurisdictions and release inmates that should not be in custody.

She said that the exercise, which was the second in…

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