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Judiciary committed to decongesting prisons — Imo Chief Judge

Imo State Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Paschal O. Nnadi, says the state judiciary remains committed to partnering with the legislature and other stakeholders in actualizing all viable plans to de congest the prisons in the state.

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Justice Nnadi made the promise when he played host to members of the House of Assembly Committee on Judiciary in his office.

“There is no doubt that the prisons are congested. The Judiciary is very interested in partnering with relevant stakeholders to decongest the prisons, within the ambits of the law”, Justice Nnadi said.

While informing his visitors that he had already commenced jail deliveries since he came on board, Justice Nnadi also disclosed that his visits were instructive.

“It was noticed that some of the inmates had spent more time in prison than they would have stayed, if properly  convicted for their alleged crimes. Some of the inmates also had minor cases that could have been instantly handled, while others had major cases that will take longer time to dispense”, Justice Nnadi said.

Speaking earlier, the leader of the delegation and House Committee Chairman on Judiciary, Mr. Innocent Arthur Egwim, said they were on the visit to plead for the decongestion of the prisons.

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