Anambra Chief Judge calls for quick dispensation of justice

Chinwe Onuigbo, Awka

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The Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu has urged the judiciary to ensure the quick dispensation of justice, especially as it concerns awaiting trial inmates

He released 10 inmates; among who were nine men and one woman, at the Onitsha Correctional Facility.

The Chief Judge said that those released were inmates whose detention was unlawful; those detained for a period longer than the maximum period of imprisonment which the person detained could have served had he been convicted of the offence of which he was detained; as we as old and very sick inmates.

According to him, the exercise was part of his constitutional duties, which is a fast way of decongesting correctional facilities.

He urged all that benefited from the gesture not to go back to their evil ways.

The Deputy Controller of Corrections in the Onitsha Correctional Center, Mr. Nwosu Val, said that this would help decongest the prison