Coronavirus: Rivers CJ releases 61 inmates


In an offer to decongest the jail due to coronavirus as coordinated by President Muhammadu Buhari, the Chief Judge of Rivers State, Justice Adama Iyaye-Lamikanra, has discharged sixty-one detainees who are under state offense from the three Correctional Facilities in Rivers State.

The released prisoners included forty-six sentenced and sixteen anticipating preliminaries people from Port Harcourt, Degema, and Ahoada custodial focuses.

Equity Lamikanra requested that released prisoners be decent residents.

“As you leave here today, don’t return to carry out wrongdoing in light of the fact that next time you probably won’t be this fortunate. A large number of you are youthful; between ages 21 and 27. So you can work.

“You can likewise search for a decent method for procuring a living. On the off chance that there is nothing to do, join cultivating. It is worthwhile or get familiar with an exchange. Try not to return to wrongdoing.

“You are fortunate to be recipients of the mandate by the Federal Government that we should discharge prisoners serving for minor offenses. Try not to return to wrongdoing.

Talking prior, the Comptroller of Correction Rivers State Command Olumide Tinuoye said the point was to decongest the detainment facilities in Rivers State to control the spread of COVID-19 in the offices.