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57th Independence: Obaseki Frees 70 Inmates In Edo.

Godwin Obaseki.
Edo State Governor.
In the spirit of the 57th independence anniversary of Nigeria, the Edo State Governor, Godwin Obaseki has approved the release of 70 inmates from various prisons across the state.

Special Adviser to the Governor on Media and Commutation, Crusoe Osagie, said this in a statement he made available to journalists in Benin on Sunday and quoted the governor as saying that the 70 inmates to be released had been in prisons for a considerable time, some of them Obaseki noted had been in such condition for not less than two years without trial. The order for the release of the inmates was a step toward improving the justice delivery system in the state and to reduce the number of awaiting-trial inmates by 50 per cent.
According to him, the move is also part of the Federal Government’s policy aimed at de-congesting prisons as the inmates would be ‘’sternly cautioned’’ to stay away from crime before they could be let go.

Governor Obaseki attended church service at the Christ Embassy Zonal Headquarters, Benin to mark the independence anniversary.

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