Just in: CJN, Justice Tanko orders all Chief Judge to decongest prisons over COVID-19

Justice Ibrahim Muhammad, Chief Justice of Nigeria, CJN, has urged all Chief Judges in both Federal and state to quickly decongest prisons in other to control the spread of the deadly virus “coronavirus.” in the correctional service across the country.

He directed the Chief Judges to ensure that criminal cases were speedily attended to, while they are also required to visit prisons within their jurisdictions.

According to him, said: ā€œit has become imperative for your lordships to embark on the immediate visit to all custodial/correctional centers within your respective states to identify and release deserving inmates, where that has not been done already.ā€

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