In line with efforts to decongest Correctional Centres across Ogun State, the State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu has again granted amnesty to a total of twenty awaiting trials Inmates from the prisons formation in the State.
Six of the inmates were freed at Ibara, four at Oba, two at Ijebu-Ode, One at Sagamu, three at Ayetoro, four at Ilaro Correctional Centres.
The Chief Judge ordered the release of the inmates during her first quarterly jail delivery exercise held at the State Judiciary Complex in Abeokuta
According to Hon. Justice Dipeolu, the Jail delivery exercise took place at the premises of the State Judiciary Complex instead of visiting the Correctional Centres due to the deadly Covid 19 Pandemic.
While advising the freed inmates, the Chief Judge, admonished them to be law abiding as they go out and positively contribute their quotas to the development of the society.
In the same vein, the Ogun State Comptroller of Correctional Centres, Mr Alimi Rasheed who appreciated the State Chief Judge for her passionate gesture at ensuring that inmates are released periodically, pointed out that this will minimize congestion among the prison formations in the State.
Also, the Executive Director of the Centre for Justice, Mercy and Reconciliation, Pastor Hezekiah Olujobi, applauded the time-saving and stress-free innovation of the Jail Delivery exercise by the Chief Judge adding that it is worthy of emulation other Jurisdictions.