Adamawa Chief Judge, Justice Ishaya Banu, on Thursday, released 85 awaiting trial inmates in Jimeta Prison in Yola.
Banu, who released the suspects during a jail delivery at the prison, also granted conditional bail to 33 others.
The chief judge said that the measure was part of efforts to decongest prisons across the state, adding that the open sitting would continue in Jada and Numan prisons on Saturday, Oct. 15.
He lauded the Jimeta prison authorities for the support and cooperation and tasked released inmates to be of good behaviour.
“You need to keep off things that will bring you back to prison, be law abiding,’’ Banu said.
Also, the Assistant Controller-in-Charge of Jimeta prison, Mr E.B Bakari, lauded the committee for its commitment to decongest prisons in the state, and assured the Chief judge and members of his committee of Prison Service support in that direction.
One of the released inmates, Abdulmajid Peter, who spoke on behalf of others, thanked the chief judge and prison authorities for the gesture and promised that they would strive to be responsible members of the society.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that among those released were four minors.