COVID-19: Lagos Chief Judge Frees 18 Inmates

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The Lagos State Chief Judge, Justice Kazeem Alogba has granted the freedom to 18 inmates of Kirikiri Medium Security Custodial Centre today Tuesday 30th June 2020.

Their release followed directives from President Muhammadu Buhari and Chief Justice of Nigeria (CJN), Justice IbrahimTanko Muhammad to heads of courts to de congest the prisons to curtail the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) amongst inmates.

The inmates, who have been in custody of the centre since 2016 for offences such as stealing, burglary and fraudulent conversion, were released under the power vested on the Chief Judge under Section 1 (1) of the Criminal Justice Release from Custody (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria 2007.

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