Twenty-one prison inmates in Ondo State have been freed after the visit of the state chief judge, Justice Olutoyin Akeredolu, to three correctional facilities.
This is part of activities lined up to mark the 2019/2020 legal year.
The inmates that regained their freedom are from Okitipupa and Olokuta medium-security correctional centres .
This step is part of the measures towards reducing congestion in the prisons.
The freed inmates who were in their 20s were accused of minor offences ranging from stealing to illegal conversion.
At the Okitipupa Medium Security Correctional Centre, Justice Akeredolu released six out of the 79 inmates awaiting trial.
Four out the six freed inmates were males, while the remaining two were females.
15 inmates were released at the Olokuta facility while none of the inmates was released at the Ondo Medium Prison,