Chief Judge of  Bayelsa State, Justice Kate Abiri has ordered the immediate release of eight prisoners from the Medium Security Custodian Centre, Nigerian Correctional Service, Okaka in Yenagoa, the State capital following complaints of over congestion.
Justice Kate Abiri, however, called on judges in the state to appropriate machinery for the speedy disposition of criminal matters especially for those awaiting trial.
She gave the order during a Jail delivery exercise at the Medium Security Custodian Centre, Nigerian Correctional Service, Okaka  on Wednesday an exercise aimed at decongesting the prisons.
Justice Abiri said that some inmates, who are awaiting trial ought not to remain in custody where matters for which they are charged is not murder or armed robbery, adding that where it discovered that  the prosecution of the cases are moving at slow pace or not heard at all for one reason or the other , bail could be granted.