Ekiti CJ orders release of 28 awaiting trial inmate

Ekiti State Chief Judge, Justice Ayodeji Daramola has ordered the release of 28 awaiting trial inmates from the Federal Prison in Ado
Ekiti.

The Chief Judge gave the order after reviewing cases of the 284 Awaiting Trial Inmates in detention during his visit to the prison.

Fourteen of the inmates were unconditionally released by the Chief Judge while the remaining 14 were freed based on the advice of the
State Director of Public Prosecution (DPP) that they had no case to answer.

One other inmate was, however, also granted bail.

Addressing stakeholders after the exercise, Justice Daramola disclosed that the state judiciary was looking at the possibility of
establishing two new magistrate courts that would sit within the precinct of the prison with a view to further fast-tracking the administration of criminal justice system in the state

Justice Daramola, who restated his commitment to a speedy dispensation of justice in the state, also disclosed that the state judiciary would employ Hausa and Ibo interpreters towards solving the age-long problem of obtaining accurate evidence from witnesses and accused persons who were not proficient in English and Yoruba languages.

He commended the authorities of the Prison for the clean environment and the smart appearance of inmates in the prison and lauded stakeholders in the Judicial sectors for their contributions to dispensation of Justice in the state.

In his remarks, the State Comptroller of the Prisons, Mr. Mustapha Attah advised the released inmates to be of good behavior and shun
acts that got them into trouble with the law.



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