By; MKPUMA ENYINNA, Abakaliki
No fewer than 11 inmates of Afikpo Correctional Centre have been freed by the Chief Judge of Ebonyi State, Justice Elvis Ngene.
The inmates that regained freedom were among those with minor offences who were released unconditionally by the chief judge as part of his constitutional duties.
According to Justice Ngene, 16 matters were treated, while 10 inmates were released on bail, one discharged, while five others were further remanded in custody.
They chief judge further noted that more attention was given to those who have been in detention for years without trial, the juvenile and the sick, among others, who were considered.
He enjoined the released inmates to be good ambassadors of the state and desist from acts capable of attracting the long arm of the law in order to be useful and add value in the society.
Mr. Benjamin Kalu (26) and Mr. Opkara all expressed joy over their release and pledged to be good citizens.
They also appreciated Ebonyi State Government for facilitating their release from detention.