No fewer than 70 prisoners were released from Kuje Correctional facility in Abuja to protect against the spread of coronavirus.
The Federal Capital Territory ( FCT ) Abuja has confirmed eighty nine ( 89) cases of the Covid-19.
The FCT Chief Judge, Hon. Justice Ishaq Usman Bello ordered the release of the inmates in statement by the FCT High Court.
Some of the freed detainees were those suffering from ill health and other terminal diseases and those from 60 years and above.
Also convicts serving three years and above but have less than 6months to serve, mentally unstable inmates and inmates with option of fine not exceeding N50,000.