Ogun Chief Judge Frees 14 Prison Inmates Detained Without Trial Since 2015
Ogun State Chief Judge, Justice Mosunmola Dipeolu, has freed 14 of inmates in custodial centers in the state whose case files are missing and not arraigned in court for trial.
The offences they were detained for range from conspiracy, armed robbery, attempted murder, abduction, rape and others.
The state director of public prosecution has no record of the inmates who regained freedom on Tuesday who had been in detention since 2015 and 2016, so he could give legal advice on them.
The chief judge freed the inmates during her first jail delivery in 2023 at the state judicial complex at Kobape, Abeokuta.
The lucky inmates included Folorunso Jimoh, Musa Baubakar, Adamu Ibrahim, Femi Agabalade, Sunday Okwweresie, Onyewun Endurance, Adewale Ademola, and Toheeb Sogbola.
Other freed inmates are Muyideen Ayinde, Azeez Ahmed, Idris Sowunmi, Shuaib Musa, Sulaimon Lawal and Adeyemi Femi.
Justice Dipeolu collected the data of the 14 inmates, including their names and addresses for record purposes, while warning them to be of good behaviour and not commit the same crime they were detained for.
The state chief comptroller of Nigerian correctional service, Alimi Rasheed thanked the chief judge for her periodic release of inmates, saying it has helped in de-congesting custodial centers in the state.
Another round of jail delivery will come up in April.