Govs, CJs free over 800 inmates in three months – Reports
between January and March 2024, Sunday
According to the latest summary of inmate population on the website of the Nigerian Correctional Service, the total inmate population was 78,519, out of which 54,067 inmates are awaiting trial and 24,452 are convicted.
In the spirit of the New Year, the governors of Benue, Nasarawa, Gombe, and Taraba states, granted amnesty to 96 inmates serving various jail terms in different custodial centres.
Benue Governor, Rev Fr Hyacinth Alia, granted pardon to 12 inmates at the correctional centre in the state.