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76 Inmates Gets Freedom In Cross Rivers State

The Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Adama Iyayi-Lamikanra, has granted pardon to 76 inmates, due to prison congestion.

The beneficiaries of the judicial pardon included inmates at Degema prisons in Degema Local Government Area and Port Harcourt Maximum Security Prisons.

The 76 persons, who were released by the Chief Justice during a visit to the two rehabilitation facilities, were on awaiting trial for several alleged crimes they had committed within the state.

Southern City News gathered that the inmates had been on awaiting trial and have spent 10 years and above in the prison custody without being properly charged to court.

Some have not been formally charged to court by the Director of Public Prosecution and have stayed three years and above in the prison custody.

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