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Chief Judge tasks Judiciary on speedy trial of prison inmates

The Chief Judge of Nasarawa State, Justice Suleiman Umaru Dikko, has tasked Judges and Prosecutors to speed up cases before them in order to decongest Prisons in the State.

The State number one Judge, according to a statement by Stephen A. Abene (CPRO), Nasarawa Command, made the assertion while on first quarter Statewide Prison visit; adding that Judges of the lower courts will soon be given the power for summary trial in order for them to dispose of minor cases within the stipulated laws, saying this will help in no small measure with Prison decongestion.

The CJ, during the visit, released 20 inmates across Prison formations in the State. In his remarks to the freed inmates, Justice Umaru Dikko, said ‘go and sin no more’.

The State Controller of Prisons Patrick C. Dalyop, appreciated the CJ for regularly embarking on Prison visit as this gesture keeps putting smiles on faces of the inmates.

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