Delta Chief Judge grants freedom to four inmates

Delta State Chief Judge, Justice Tessy Diai, has discharged and released four inmates from Warri Correctional Centre, Delta State.

The inmates are Jeremiah Okotiebor, Odotimade Lylon, Umaru Abubakar and Peter Okru.

The inmates were released during the second quarter visit to prisons by Justice Diai.

Speaking during the visit, Justice Diai said that a total of 360 warrants were reviewed, and four were granted freedom.

Justice Diai urged court registrars to comply with the provisions of the Administration of Criminal Justice Law by ensuring that case files of remand suspects are sent to the Attorney-General’s office within the stipulated three days.

She commended the Solicitor-General and Permanent Secretary, Ministry of Justice, Mr Omamuzo Erebe, the Director of Public Prosecutions, Mr Anthony Orhorhoro, magistrates, correctional officers and other stakeholders for their efforts and contributions towards the success of the visit.

Earlier in his address, the Deputy Comptroller of the Warri Custodial Centre, Mr Edo Lucky, told the Chief Judge that the correctional centre now has provisions for learning where inmates acquire primary and secondary school certificates while serving their sentences.

Delta Chief Judge grants freedom to four inmates

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