The Chief Judge (CJ) of Katsina State, Justice Musa Danladi-Abubakar, has granted bail to 126 inmates, released one and sentenced three others to community service in the state.
The spokesperson for the Nigeria Correctional Centre in the state, SC Ibrahim Wada, who confirmed quoted the CJ saying that the action is aimed at decongesting the centres across the state and looking forward to other alternative measures to imprisonment.
“He commended the hard work and dedication of officers and men of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCoS) in Katsina state command.
“He further urged them to keep up the good work. The command is among the best in Nigeria in terms of service delivery,” Wada quoted the CJ saying.
Wada recalled that a similar commendation was given by the CJ to four officers of the command who served with the Mobile Courts during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic in the state.
“The categories of inmates that benefited from the gesture were the aged, those with serious health challenges and those who have displayed good character and Industry while in custody,” he said.
According to him, the Controller of NCoS in the state, Mr Muhammad Abdulmumin, also appreciated the CJ for the gesture.
”Decongesting the custodial facilities would enable the service to perform its statutory duties of reforming, rehabilitating and reintegrating the inmates back to the society as law abiding citizens,” he added.
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