The Kaduna state 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, in order to 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 also said that 46 of the inmates were released on bail on self cognition while ‘’the rest were retained to continue their trail because they are either at defence stage or have been slated for judgement.’’
The Attorney General further said that one female inmate who was charged for alleged 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 less to serve as their prison terms, during the decongestion exercise at Zaria Correctional Centre.
The Attorney General also revealed that the inmates were convicted for minor offences.