By Joseph Albert (Umunna TV)
Twelve inmates at Medium Security Custodial Centre Aguata have been set free by the Chief Judge of Anambra State, Justice Onochie Anyachebelu, as he continues his jail delivery exercise.
Cases for which they were detained include murder, attempted murder, burglary, stealing and kidnapping, even as some had spent up to seven years in detention.
The inmates include Onyebuchi Nkwo, Timothy Aluo, both from Imo State, Udo Onyinye from Oko, and Emmanuel Okonkwo from Nawfija, both from Anambra State.
Others include Nzubechukwu Umekwuobi, Chidiebere Okonkwo, Esomuchi Orjiakor, Echezona Okeke, Mmaduabuchi Udeh, Oluchukwu Anagboso and Chika Onuorah.
Addressing journalists after court proceedings that lasted for hours, Justice Anyachebelu explained that the exercise, an annual ritual for every Chief Judge, helps in decongesting custodial centres.
He however advised those freed during the exercise to be of good conduct henceforth and be useful to the society.
Deputy Comptroller of Corrections at the facility, Eke Eke, who explained that while in detention, the inmates were exposed to skills acquisition training that will enable them have better life, urged them not to return to criminality.
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