2019 JAIL DELIVERY EXERCISE IN ENUGU STATE
One of CAPIO areas of intervention is providing free legal services to indigent inmates in custodial centres. The 2019 custodial visits carried out by the Chief Judge, High Court Judges and magistrates on the 17th – 18th December 2019 granted some relief to total of 101 inmates. 43 outright discharge and 53 granted bail.
CAPIO had a legal team of four lawyers on ground for the jail delivery exercise, covering Enugu Maximum Security Custodial Centre, Nsukka Medium Security Custodial Centre and Oji-River Medium Security Custodial Centre. The team represented a total of 48 inmates; of these 48 inmates, 15 were discharged unconditionally, 18 were granted bail while 11 cases are still ongoing. CAPIO is grateful to the Chief Judge for discharging his statutory duty.