Prison Decongestion: Kwara Gov’t Free 101 prisoners to contain the spread of Coronaviruse ~ Matters Arising
With the ongoing attempt to decongest the custodial centers nationwide, the Kwara State Government has facilitated the release of 96 inmates from the various custodial centres in the state .
83 of the total inmates who benefited from the governor’s executive order were released outrightly.
Sentences of 2 inmate were also reduced from ten years to eight years while 16 condemned inmates were reduced to life imprisonment.
The Comptroller of Correctional Service, Kwara State Command, Adebisi Francis, while speaking with newsmen, urged the freed inmates to shun criminal acts that may land them back behind bars.
Francis appreciated the governor for giving the freed inmates palliative that will aide their incorporation into the society.