Twenty-six inmates in Oyo State have who sat for last year’s November/December National Examination Council, NECO, examininations got at least five credits.
Oyo State Controller of Prisons, Mr. Tosin Akinrojumu stated this in Oyo during the visit by Criminal Justice Adminstration Monitoring Committee led by the Chief Judge of Oyo Justice Muktar Abimbola to Abolongo Prison, Oyo town.
Mr. Akinrojumu said the opportunity was given to the inmates as parts of efforts to rehabilitate the inmates.
The State Prison Controller also appealed to the Chief Judge to intervene in the case of a man, who was released last year but the police refused to release his car, which was the man’s means of livelihood.
In a remark, the Chief Judge of Oyo State, Justice Muktar Abimbola said the era of delayed trial had gone, saying anyone arrested must be tried within thirty days and the trial must be concluded within one hundred and eighty days.
He also warned law enforcement agencies to always differentiate between criminal and civil matters.
Abolongo Prison has one hundred and sixty capacity but currently accommodates four hundred and fifty-six inmates including three hundred and sixty-four awaiting trial inmates.