11 Inmates Regain Freedom From Correctional Centers In Osun

11 Inmates Regain Freedom From Correctional Centers In Osun
  • PublishedApril 8, 2022


Yusuf Oketola

IN furtherance of the Federal Government’s policy towards swift dispensation of justice and decongestion of Correctional Centres across the country, the State Government of Osun has released 11 inmates from Ilesa and Ife Correctional Centres.

The Commissioner for Justice and Attorney General of the State, Mr Femi Akande led a delegation of the state government to the two Correctional Centres on Tuesday to secure the release of the inmates.

Akande who was represented by the State Solicitor General and Permanent Secretary, Barr. Adekemi Bello, secured the release after the government had offset the required fines on behalf of the inmates.

OSUN DEFENDER gathered that the authorities of the both Ilesa and Ile-Ife Correctional Centers had earlier approached the State Government on urgent need to assist some of the inmates in offsetting the fines levied against them.

It was learnt that the inability of the inmates to pay the fines made them to be languishing in the correctional centres for many years.

In his remarks, the Controller of the Nigeria Correctional Service, Osun Command, Mr. Olanrewaju Amoran, commended Governor Adegboyega Oyetola for his magnanimity in setting free the inmates.

Amoran noted that Oyetola’s intervention came at a time when the clarion call across Nigerian federation is for all the Correctional Centres to be decongested of its inmate, who, on many occasions, are kept under lock and key for reasons which should not have warranted their being there.

He advised the 11 freed inmates to see their freedom from the Correctional Centres as another opportunity for them to be of good behaviours in the society, urging them to engage themselves in legitimate businesses that will earn them a good living.


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