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Lagos CJ frees 18 inmates of Kirikiri Medium Correctional Centre

As part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the Chief Judge of Lagos, Kazeem Alogba, on Tuesday, granted freedom to 18 inmates of Kirikiri Medium Security Correctional Centre. The freed inmates, who had been incarcerated since 2016 for offences, such as stealing, burglary and fraudulent conversion, gained freedom at the event, themed: “Correctional Centres Decongestion Exercise.” They were released under the power vested on the Chief Judge under Section 1(1) of the Criminal Justice Release from Custody (Special Provisions) Act, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria, 2007. He warned that if any of them was found in breach of the law again, he/she would serve the full length of terms of imprisonment of his/her offences.

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