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Edo Govt Frees 114 Inmates In Three Months


Edo State Chairman, Subcommittee on Decongestion of Correctional Centres, Justice Efe Ikpomwonba, on Tuesday said that the committee had set free 114 inmates in Oko Correctional Centre and Benin Correctional, through amnesty between April and June this year.

Ikpomwonba, who made the disclosure vide a press statement in Benin added that the gesture was aimed at decongesting the prison facilities in the state.

“On April 22, the Oko Correctional facility had a total of 55 inmates with bailable offences and that at the end of April, 21 of them were released.

“Also in May 22, the facility had 64 inmates with bailable offences and at the end of May, 28 inmates were released while in June 2022, the facility had a number of 91 inmates with bailable offences as at 17, June, 15 of them have been released”, she stated. Continue Reading


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