At least 42 inmates of the correctional centre in Yola have gained freedom courtesy of the Adamawa State Jail Delivery Committee, a body established to decongest prisons.

On Monday, the committee discharged the 42 inmates awaiting trial at the Yolde Pate Correctional Centre, one of three such centres located within the Yola South/Yola North metropolis.

The committee equally granted bail to 27 inmates and summarily convicted two inmates to five years imprisonment each after they confessed to the alleged offences for which they were remanded.

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The Jail Delivery Committee is headed by the Adamawa Chief Judge, Justice Hapsat Abdulrahaman, who led its members to the Yolde Pate Correctional Centre, a medium-security custodial centre currently housing 865 inmates.