Chief Judge pardons 34 inmates in Ekiti

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Ado Ekiti custodial Centre was agog with jubilation Thursday as the Chief Judge of Ekiti, Honorable justice Adeyeye Oyewole, graciously released 34 inmates.

The Chief Judge, who arrived the Custodial Centre inspected the facility and commended the Ekiti Correctional officials for keeping the environment clean.

Justice Adeyeye painstakingly reviewed the cases of 508 awaiting trial inmates in custody and released 34 of them.

The Controller of Corrections who was ably represented by Assistant Controller of Corrections, Atinaro Titus, appreciated the Ekiti State Chief Judge for his kind gesture, which he said will go a long way to stabilize the emotions of the inmates who are yet to regain their freedom and as well rekindle their hope.

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He also appealed to the Judges to make use of the non-custodial sentencing to reduce the congestion of the custodial facility.

Atinaro advised inmates who had regained their freedom to be law-abiding.

Present at the occasion include the High Court Judges in the state, magistrates, ACC Alagbe O.T officer in charge Ado Ekiti Custodial Centre.