Rivers Chief Judge Frees 180 Inmates

Rivers Chief Judge Frees 180 Inmates
  • PublishedNovember 14, 2022

The Chief Judge of Rivers, Justice Simeon Chibuzor-Amadi has pardoned over 180 inmates in the various Correctional Centres in Rivers State.

In the jail delivery the Chief Judge was represented by the Chief Registrar in charge of litigation, Chief Magistrate Friday Poromon, who explained that the exercise was in preparatory to the 2022/2023 state legal year ceremony.

Chief Magistrate Poromon said the Chief Judge will embark on another jail-delivery exercise on November 22,2022.

The Magistrate while addressing the pardoned inmates said that society contributes more to the congestion of the Correctional centers.

He said the state judiciary will ensure it tackles the challenges leading to the delay in the speedy delivery of justice.

The freed inmates include: those standing trials on minor cases, those who have not been in court, and those who have overstayed in custody awaiting trials.

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