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Lagos CJ to release some awaiting trial inmates

BY ONOZURE DANIA

The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Ayotunde Phillips, has said some awaiting trial inmates would be released from prison before the end of  next month.

Justice Phillips said this during a visit to the Nigerian Prisons, Ikoyi, by members of the Nigerian Bar Association, NBA, Ikeja branch, which is part of activities marking the 2013 Law Week.

The judge, who was represented by Chief Magistrate Emmanuel Ogundare, noted that the chief justice was already working on the list of those recommended for release from among the prison inmates.

She stated that some of them had stayed in the prison as awaiting trial inmates longer than they would have stayed if they had been tried and convicted.

“I can assure that before the end of this quarter in June, I will visit you and release those that are qualified to be released,” she assured them”.


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