Ebonyi: 11 Inmates Regain Freedom 

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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.

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