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The comptroller of Agodi prisons, Ibadan, Mr Akinrojumu Tosin has said no fewer than 1,226 inmates are presently occupying the Agodi Prisons which is expected to accommodate 390 inmates.
Akinrojumu made this disclosure at the Liberty Chapel hall of the Agodi Prisons on Tuesday while welcoming the Oyo State Chief Judge, Munta Abimbola
The CJ is currently on a prison visitation to exercise his powers to release inmates and aid prison decongestions.
The Comptroller in the remarks noted that the Prison Service has been doing a lot to help curtail crisis and spread of epidemic in the prisons, urging the CJ to help facilitate the decongestion of the prison from time to time.
Buttressing the huge number of inmates in the facility, the CJ in his remarks noted that at least 1,041 inmates are awaiting trial.
The figure he added included 11 female inmates.
Over two hundred cases of inmates are been presented before the CJ who led other top judicial officials, prosecutors, officials of the Nigerian Bar Association, representatives of the state Attorney General, Justice Development and Peace Commission (JDPC) among other NGOs in an ongoing decongestion exercise.
So far about five inmates have been discharged and acquitted after it was discovered that the conditions of the continuous incarceration were not legal.
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