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Prison Decongestion: 5 Inmates Regain Freedom In Kano

Justice Watch NewsDije Audu Aboki

The Chief Judge of Kano State, Justice Dije Abdu Aboki, has released five (5) inmates from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Goron Dutse, Kano, as part of efforts to decongest Custodial Centres in the State.

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According to a statement issued by SC Musbahu Lawan K-Nassarawa, Corrections Public Relations Officer, (CPRO) Kano command, the Chief Judge released the inmates based on long stay in custody without trial as well as on health grounds.

During the event, the Chief Judge urged the released inmates to be of good behavior and to make sure they refrain from any misconduct that may land them into trouble.

She went further to say that the opportunity given to them should be used in productive ventures instead of crime.

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On the entourage of the Chief Judge were the Attorney General of the state, who was represented by the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) in Kano state, others were the Chief Registrar of the High Court of Kano state, representatives from the Legal Aid Council (LAC), among others stakeholders.

The Controller of Corrections Kano State Command, Suleiman M Inuwa appreciated the Chief Judge for the jail delivery and her kind gesture of setting some inmates free based on their long stay and ill-health.

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The Controller cautioned the released inmates to be good ambassadors of the Centre and to use the skills they have acquired in the Custodial Centre to help themselves and the society in general.



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