Ondo Chief Judge frees 18 inmates, charges them to be of good conduct
The Chief Judge of Ondo State, Justice Williams Akintoroye on Friday, granted pardon to 18 inmates of the Nigerian Correctional Service in the State.
The pardoned inmates were serving various terms for major and minor offences which range from murder, rape, conspiracy, among others.
The inmates were granted pardon when the chief Judge made his first official visit to all the 4 custodial centres and the female facility in Ondo state in company of other judges and magistrates.
He charged them to be of good conduct as they regained the priceless freedom.
Both the Awaiting Trial Inmates (ATM) and the convicted Inmates (CM) benefitted from the exercise.
The Controller of Corrections, Mr Opeyemi Fatinikun who waa the chief host, appreciated the Chief Judge for his painstaking efforts towards ensuring he visited all the Custodial centres in the state despite the short notice.
The Chief Judge in turn appreciated the Controller and all staff for their cooperation in ensuring the safety of all the custodial centres and facilities in the state.
The exercise was witnessed by other High Court Judges, magistrates, Prisons Fellowship of Nigeria, (PFN) PWAN, NBA, LEGAL AID, NGOS among others.
SP Tunde Ogundare esq.
NCOS, ONDO STATE COMMAND.