CJ Releases 1 Inmate, Grants 4 Bail.

CJ Releases 1 Inmate, Grants 4 Bail.

Chief Judge of Niger State, Halima Abdulmalik has released one inmate and granted four bail from the Medium Security Custodial Centre, Suleja.

A statement signed by the spokesperson, Nigerian Correctional Service, Federal Capital Territory Command, Adamu Duza said, she would ensure that judges and courts embrace the non-custodial service measures in the state as well as ensure speedy access to justice.

According to the statement, Justice Abdulmalik, who was accompanied by senior magistrates and other principal officials of the Ministry of Justice, “reviewed a total number of 60 cases, ranging from murder, kidnap, and armed robbery among others.  

The Chief Judge also admonished the released inmate to stay-off crime while thanking the authorities of the Nigerian Correctional Service for their support in providing security and ensuring adequate coordination of the inmates in the custodial centre during the exercise.

The FCT Controller of Corrections, Francis John, appreciated the Chief Justice and her team for the timely intervention, and called on her to advise magistrates and justices in the state to adopt non-custodial service sentencing in order to reduce the number of inmates coming in to the custodial centre.

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