Anambra State Governor Charles Soludo promised on Sunday that his administration would expedite the administration of justice in the state.
Soludo made the promise while speaking to inmates at Aguata’s Medium Security Custodial Centre.
He bemoaned the fact that some inmates had been held in the correctional facility for years without being tried, promising that his government would look into their cases.
“This government will look into cases of inmates to ensure speedy dispensation of justice.
“Having discovered some challenges during the inspection of the facilities in this correctional centre, I promise that this administration will provide recreational facilities and renovate these buildings within the next few weeks.
“I strongly believe and hope that with such conducive environment, the inmates here will return to the society changed persons so as to contribute to the growth and development of Anambra,” he said.
Mr Pat Chukwuemeka, Comptroller of Corrections, Nigerian Correctional Service, Anambra State Command, outlined some of the activities that would help improve the lives of the inmates while receiving the governor.
Mr Edwin Douglas thanked the governor for his visit on behalf of the inmates, saying that the governor’s visit rekindled their hope and sense of belonging.
The governor distributed relief supplies to the inmates and promised to visit other Correctional Facilities in the state within the next week.