Chief Judge of Niger State Frees Inmate, Grants Bail to Four Others

The Chief Judge of Niger State, Halima Abdulmalik, demonstrated her commitment to justice by freeing one inmate and granting bail to four others from the Medium Security Custodial Centre in Suleja. The decision came as part of her review of 60 cases, which included charges ranging from murder to armed robbery.

Accompanied by senior magistrates and officials from the Ministry of Justice, Justice Abdulmalik emphasized the importance of custodial centre visits in ensuring that justice is served. She pledged to promote non-custodial service measures and expedite access to justice in the state.

In her remarks, the Chief Judge advised the released inmate to refrain from criminal activities and expressed gratitude to the Nigerian Correctional Service for their support during the exercise.

Francis John, the FCT Controller of Corrections, commended the Chief Judge and her team for their intervention and urged them to encourage magistrates and justices to adopt non-custodial sentencing. He emphasized the importance of inmates being gainfully engaged to prevent recidivism.


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