a female judge dressed in full regalia

Twenty-six (26) prison inmates have been granted amnesty on Wednesday by the Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu.

The amnesty came while they were awaiting trials by the prerogative power of the state’s Chief Judge during a three-day tour to the five prison formations across the three Senatorial Districts of the state.

Justice Dipeolu said that the second quarter’s prisons jail delivery was aimed to decongest prison formations of inmates after reviewing their cases while inmates with no case files, medical factors amongst others reasons were discharged to go and sin no more.

“The inmates were released with a view to decongesting the prisons and the exercise is in accordance with the service of the law under the custody act. I want to appeal to the released inmates to be of good behaviour so that they do not return to the prison,” Dipeolu said.