Kaduna -The Kaduna State Committee on Prison Decongestion headed by the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, Amina Dyeris-Sijuwade, has released 16 inmates awaiting trials on trivial grounds.
This is contained in a statement signed by the state’s Ministry of Justice Public Relations Officer, Mr Barau Emmanuel, and made available to the News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) in Kaduna on Tuesday.
According to the statement, the inmates who were released from Kachia, Kwoi, Kafanchan and Manchok prisons were also given some amount of money to enable them reunite with their families.
It quoted Dyeris-Sijuwade as describing their prolonged incarceration as delay in justice delivery.
“The current administration will do everything possible to ensure justice for all in the state,’’ the statement quoted her as saying.
According to the statement, Dyeris-Sijuwade urged the freed inmates to embrace the government’s gesture by reintegrating into the society as law abiding citizens.
It said the attorney-general called on them to engage in economic activities and contribute meaningfully to the socio-economic development of Kaduna State and Nigeria.
“The freed inmates thanked the Attorney-General and members of the committee and promised to turn a new leaf and lead meaningful lives as respected members of the society,’’ the statement added. (NAN)