The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has released 59 out of the 903 inmates awaiting trial in Agodi Prison in Ibadan, the capital of Oyo State. The released inmates comprised of 53 males and six females. Abimbola who released the inmates during his visit to the prison, added that they were awaiting trial on various grounds.
He said that the purpose of his visit to the prison was to ensure a speedy administration of justice to the inmates that were awaiting trials. The CJ also said this would ensure that congestion in the prison was reduced to its barest minimum. He said that some of those released were discovered to have been arrested unlawfully. Read more