Prison decongestion: Kogi CJ frees diabetic inmate, 3 others

In a bid to repeatedly decongest the correctional centres and guarantee fast dispensation of justice, the Performing Chief Choose of Kogi State, Justice Henry Adebola Olusiyi, has launched an accused, Abdullahi Usman, unconditionally.

Usman, who was identified of diabetes, and scabies, has been detained for over one yr for alleged legal conspiracy and armed theft.

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The Performing Chief Choose, who acted primarily based on the medical report introduced earlier than him, stated the accused has been detained for too lengthy with out trial.

Whereas reviewing the circumstances of 210 inmates, which consist 50 convicts and 160 awaiting trials, Justice Olusiyi in his go to to the Medium Safety Custodial Centre, Kabba, on Monday, additionally acted on the recommendation of the report of the Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) and Officer in Cost of Authorized issues of the police

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Ruling on Usman’s case, Justice Olusiyi stated “The accused individual has been in detention for multiple yr, neither the DPP or OC authorized has particulars of him. It’s not simply to proceed to maintain him right here any additional. The accused is hereby launched unconditional forthwith.”

One other suspect, Zakari Yahu Abdullahi, who has been in custody since Could 2020 for alleged trespass, store breaking and theft, was additionally launched by Justice Olusiyi after being remanded at Koton Karfe Correctional Middle.

‘”The accused has been in custody since Could and is sufficient for him to study from his mistake. The accused ought to return to the society and switch a brand new go away,” he stated.

In the identical vein, Sayo Joseph, accused of legal conspiracy, armed theft and kidnapping, was launched as Justice Olusiyi stated the accused has no prima facie case to reply.

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On the Okene Custodian Middle with 74 inmates, 36 convicted and 38 awaiting trial, Tijani Abdullahi who had been in custody for 14 months (eleventh July, 2019 exactly) for theft and assault additionally regained his freedom.

“The defendant had stayed in custody for too lengthy, therefore, there’s have to launch him as he should had additionally learnt his classes. The defendant is hereby launched unconditionally”.

Justice Olusiyi, nevertheless, in his remarks lamented that the remands continuing within the legislation is being abused.

Earlier, the station Officer in Cost of Kabba Custodial Centre, Chief Superintendent of Correction, Shuaibu Ishaku, in his welcome deal with, highlighted among the middle challenges which embody inadequate water provide for inmates use, coaching workshop geared up with instruments to allow the inmates have entry to reformation expertise and pc system for inmates coaching.

DAILY POST report that over 200 inmates circumstances had been reviewed by the State Performing Chief Choose

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