The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, has released 59 (53 males and 6 females) out of the 903 inmates awaiting trial in Agodi Prison in Ibadan, Oyo State.
The Chief Justice said this would ensure that congestion in the prison is reduced to its barest minimum. More importantly, some of those released were discovered to have been arrested unlawfully.
Others had been detained for more than the number of years they would have spent in prison for the offences committed. Some of those released also had health challenges while others were supposed to have been charged as civil matter but charged as criminal cases.