The committee’s chairperson, Amina Dyeris-Sijuwade, who is also the state’s Attorney-General and Commissioner for Justice, said in a statement that the gesture was part of the ongoing prison decongestion exercise.
According to the statement, signed by her Media Assistant, Barau Emmanuel, most of the freed
inmates, including a female, were first-time offenders held for non-capital offences.
“The committee also reviewed the bail conditions of several inmates that were deemed excessive,’’ the statement said. “They were also encouraged to start meaningful ventures or vocations and those who could return to school were urged to do so to help themselves and the society,” it added.