The Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola with members of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law Monitoring Committee of the state, this Tuesday, concluded to free 44 inmates across Correctional Centres in Oyo state.
The Administration of Criminal Justice Law Monitoring Committee approved the release of 44 inmates out of the 157 considered during its quarterly meeting held at the conference room of the Oyo State Judiciary High Court of Justice, Ibadan.
In his address, the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Munta Abimbola, explained that the 44 selected inmates were considered to be released on compassionate ground and they were freed because many of them have exceeded the number of years stipulated for the offense they had committed.
The chief judge who maintained that the Administration of Criminal Justice Law Monitoring Committee had a duty as judicial officers to ensure the release of those worthy to be released and as well punish those deserved to be punished accordingly noted that others not released were granted an accelerated hearing.
Speaking on the measures put in place by the judiciary arm to break the chain of the dreaded Coronavirus in Oyo state, the Chief Judge said he has directed that gatherings during court hearings must not exceed 10 persons.
He, however, said the 44 inmates released will be empowered so as not to go back to their vomit.
He appealed to the freed inmates to turn a new leave and sin no more.