Plateau CJ frees 88 inmates
From Christiana Gokyo, Jos
Plateau State Chief Judge Justice Gyang Y. Dakwak, has released 88 inmates on his 2nd quarter jail delivery as part of efforts to decongest correctional facilities in the state.
The Chief Judge embarked on decongestion visit to all custodial centres of the Nigerian Correctional Service, on the 1st and 2nd June 2020 with Jos centre as his first point of call, where 49 awaiting trial males facing minor offences were discharged.
A statement signed and issued to our Correspondent in Jos by the Command Public Relations Officer, Banda Martha disclosed that another seven awaiting trial males in Shendam, 15 from Lantang, 14 in Pankshin and three in Wase centres were freed which made the total of 88 inmates across the state.
The inmates who benefited from this decongestion visit were all grateful for the opportunity given to them to turn a new leaf, as they all showered blessings on the chief judge with a round of applause.
The chief judge was in company of the representative of the commissioner of police, the controller of corrections in the state command and judges of the various localities.