No fewer than 21 inmates were on Wednesday set free at the Ado Ekiti Prison in Ekiti.
The inmates were among the 327 interacted with by the Chief Judge of the state, Justice Ayodeji Daramola.
The News Agency of Nigeria reports that the Chief Judge made the release as part of his first quarter prison visit of the year.
He said that the major reason behind the visit was to inspect the living conditions and ensure improved welfare for the inmates.
He appealed to the police prosecutors in the state handling cases to file them on time, in order to reduce number of awaiting trial inmates in the prisons.
He commended the prison authorities for taking good care of the inmates and keeping the environment very clean, after inspecting the rooms.