In a bid to decongest prisons, the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) says it has released 3,751 prisoners who have met the standard for release set by the Federal Government.
This was disclosed by the Controller General, Mr Ja’afaru Ahmed through the Service Public Relations Officer (SPEO) Mr Chuks Njoku in a statement on Thursday in Abuja.
He said “However, some states Chief Judges during the jail delivery processes granted bail and release to some awaiting trial persons culminating in the release of 3,751 inmates so far.
Read more: Nigerian Prisons Service Changes Name To Correctional Service (NCoS)“The Service is assuring that all inmates qualified for the amnesty and jail delivery will be released accordingly.”
Recall that the nation’s president, Muhammadu Buhari had ordered that inmates be released from prisons to decongest the facilities and curb the spread of the coronavirus.Photo Credit: Twitter