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Abia State University (ABSU) & Ahmadu Bello University (ABU) Law Clinics Facilitates the Freedom of 11 Pre-Trial Detainees During Jail Delivery Exercise

On 25 June 2014, the ABSU Law Clinic Team led by Staff Clinician Barr. Emeka Okorafor attended the Afara-Umuahia Prisons for the Jail Delivery exercise of the Chief Judge of Abia State, Hon. Justice Oti. The Clinic presented its clients for consideration and nine (9) of the Clinic's clients  were among those who benefited from the Jail Delivery exercise. Notable cases included: Mr. John B., aged 25yrs- remanded since 2006 was granted bail by the Chief Judge; Ihendu O., 48yrs and Okafor N., 28years both remanded since 2007 and 2006 respectively, were released because no information had been filed against them by the Director of Public Prosecution. 

 

The ABU Law Clinic also participated in Zaria Prison decongestion exercise with Hon. Justice Garba Abdu of the Kaduna State High Court and facilitated the release of two awaiting trial detainees: Yunusa H and Shamsu I. After the exercise, Clinicians had an interactive session with the Honourable Judge.

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