Tuesday, June 6, 2017 8:28 am
The Chief Judge(CJ) of Zamfara , Justice Kulu Aliyu has said that over 700 cases will be reviewed soon in order to address prison congestion and wrongful imprisonment in the state.
Aliyu stated this while speaking to journalists in Gusau on Monday at the commencement of her annual prison tour.
She noted that the Gusau Medium Prison was over crowded and subjecting inmates to other dangers , especially healthcare issues.
“Since the tour will afford us more opportunities to see the situation and conditions of inmates, we are very likely going to review many cases,” the CJ said
Aliyu said that “all those inmates wrongly accused and imprisoned will be set free because that is the dispensation of justice.”
She then charged judges in the state to be “more diligent in the discharge of their duties, adding that if judges and the police were doing their job effectively, the issue of prison congestion will not arise.