Twenty one inmates recently regained their freedom in Bauchi State after they were set free by the State Acting Chief Judge, Justice Hamidu Kunaza.
Justice kunaza after visiting the Bauchi Prison reviewed the cases of some inmates and ordered their release after serving various sentences in Bauchi prison.
This was contained in a statement issued by the Bauchi State Command of Nigeria Prisons Service, NPS, signed by ASP Adam A. Jibrin, saying the inmates were pardoned after the acting Chief Judge visited the prison.
The Acting Chief Judge said that the inmates were pardoned on grounds of ill health, old age as well as those who overstayed in the prison.
He congratulated the discharged inmates and advised them to always be law abiding and avoid committing crimes that may bring them back to prison.
The Acting Chief Judge said that he has written a memo to the State Government on the issue affecting inmates that have overstayed in prison adding that he is confident the new administration will will soon decide on the matter.
Justice Kunaza commended the ‎prison authorities for their untiring effort of ensuring the welfare of the inmates and urged to maintain the tempo.
Responding, Bauchi State Comptroller of Prisons, Alhaji Sidi Muhammad expressed appreciation to the Acting Chief Judge for the regular visits, saying such visit gives them confidence to work even more urging him to make the visit monthly if possible.

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