Kaduna: Attorney General hails judiciary for releasing inmates



The commissioner for justice and Attorney General, Aisha Dikko has hailed the judiciary for discharging some inmates, who were awaiting trial as well as other prisoners, order stop the spread of COVID-19.

The Attorney General, who gave the commendation on Monday, said that the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Muhammadu Lawal Bello, gave the order for their release.

The Commissioner of Justice said that the list of inmates and prisoners who were given amnesty were drawn Kaduna, Zaria and Kafanchan Centres.

Aisha Dikko further said that Justice Gideon Kurada considered the list of 98 awaiting trail inmates on minor offences Kaduna last Wednesday and released 44 of unconditionally,

The Commissioner also said that 46 of the inmates were released on bail on self cognition while ‘’the were retained continue their trail because they are either at defence stage or have been slated for judgement.’’

‘’Justice Kurada also released four inmates charged capital offence on account of ill health which is likely terminate into death, as presented by the prison doctor,’’ she added.

The Attorney General further said that one female inmate who was charged kidnapping, was released on bail because of her HIV status.

Aisha Dikko also said that Justice Mohammed Munir Ladan released 49 convicted inmates that have six months or to serve as their prison terms, during the decongestion exercise at Zaria Centre.

The Attorney General also revealed that the inmates were convicted for minor offences.

‘’ Kafanchan Centre, Justice Kurada has released six awaiting trail inmates during the decongestion exercise,’’ she added.

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