Zamfara CJ To Review Over 700 Prison Cases

The Zamfara Chief Judge while speaking to journalists in Gusau on Monday at the commencement of her annual prison tour, has said that to solve the problem of prison congestion and unlawful imprisonment of citizens, over 700 prison cases would be reviewed. She noted that the Gusau Medium Prison was overcrowded and subjecting inmates to…”
Moroti Olatujoye
June 6, 2017 12:59 pm

The Zamfara Chief Judge while speaking to journalists in Gusau on Monday at the commencement of her annual prison tour, has said that to solve the problem of prison congestion and unlawful imprisonment of citizens, over 700 prison cases would be reviewed.

She noted that the Gusau Medium Prison was overcrowded and subjecting inmates to other dangers, especially healthcare issues.

“Since the tour will afford us more opportunities to see the situation and conditions of inmates, we are very likely going to review many cases,” the CJ said

Aliyu said that “all those inmates wrongly accused and imprisoned will be set free because that is the dispensation of justice.”

She then charged judges in the state to be “more diligent in the discharge of their duties, adding that if judges and the police were doing their job effectively, the issue of prison congestion will not arise.”

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