Bayelsa Chief Judge Pardons 8 Awaiting Trial Inmates


The Chief Judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri (CON) has granted pardon to eight Awaiting Trial Inmates at Yeneagoa Prison in the state capital who were released immediately.

Justice Abiri pardoned the inmates while performing Jail Delivery Exercise to mark 2017/2018 Legal Year Ceremony.

Yenagoa Prison as Chief judge of Bayelsa State, Hon. Justice Kate Abiri (CON) performed jail delivery exercise to mark 2017/2018 legal year ceremony.

The officer in charge of the Prison,Mr Jude Agboje (DCP) had presented over 100 carefully selected case files to Chief Judge as recommendation unconditional release.

After studying the cases and the merit of the requests, she granted unconditional released to the eight inmates.

The Controller of Prisons, Bayelsa State Command Mr Chiabua Chuks Victor Uche fsi commended the gesture of Justice Abiri under whom the judiciary in the state had ensured quick dispensation of justice and accelerated hearing of cases of awaiting trial inmates.

Mr. Uche observed that through robust and smooth cordial relationship with the judiciary and the executive arms of government in the state, the campaign for decongestion of prisons could be attained.

The gesture of granting pardon to awaiting trial inmates is aimed at decongesting prisons and ensuring that suspects do not stay much longer than necessary while awaiting trial.

The prisons service in Bayelsa State has recorded remarkable changes and improvement since the assumption of office of the Controller of Prisons in the area of welfare of prison officials and inmates.

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Godwin Okafor is a Financial Journalist, Internet Social Entrepreneur and Founder of Naija247news Media Limited. He has over 16 years experience in financial journalism. His experience cuts across traditional and digital media. He started his journalism career at Business Day, Nigeria and founded Naija247news Media in 2010. Godwin holds a Bachelors degree in Industrial Relations and Personnel Management from the Lagos State University, Ojo, Lagos. He is an alumni of Lagos Business School and a Fellow of the University of Pennsylvania (Wharton Seminar for Business Journalists). Over the years, he has won a number of journalism awards. Godwin is the chairman of Emmerich Resources Limited, the publisher of Naija247news.


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