Ogun Chief Judge frees 38 prisoners.

The Chief Judge of Ogun State, Justice
Olatokunbo Olopade, last week released
38 inmates, who were
awaiting trials in the five prison facilities
across the state.

The prisons are located in Abeokuta,
Ilaro, Sagamu and Ijebu Ode.

She said she ought to have embarked on the visitation to the prisons much
earlier, but for the strike embarked upon
by judiciary workers in the state.

At the prison in Ilaro, Justice Olopade
pardoned six inmates, who were awaiting trial, while she set free 15 inmates at Ibara, Abeokuta prison.

She freed 12 inmates at Oba prison in the Obafemi-Owode Local Government area of the state while three inmates and two others were freed at Ijebu Ode and Sagamu respectively.

At Ibara prison, one of the lucky inmates, Oluwatoyin Akanni, who had been in the prison for two years, broke down in tears, and later said her phone was stolen by a lady and in the process of retrieving it, she told one boy about her ordeal and the boy beat the lady to death.

Culled from Punch
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