Buhari orders release of prisoners in unnecessary detentions nationawide

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President Muhammadu Buhari has directed governors and state chief judges to release prisoners who are unnecessarily detained as part of reforms in judiciary.

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The president said in Abuja on Monday that he gave the directive to the states last month and explained that over-crowding prisons and some other noticeable problems in judiciary have caused loss of confidence in the system.

Buhari spoke at the opening of the 2017 All Nigerian Judges’ Conference of Superior Courts, in Abuja.

The theme of the conference, “Strengthening Judicial Integrity and the Rule of Law”, was apt at the time of consolidating and sustaining democracy.

He said that the public expected fairness, impartiality and speed in the administration of justice.

“Regrettably court cases can drag on for years and years, sometimes decades without resolution. I need only mention land cases in Lagos to…



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