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Inmate regains freedom after four months in Custody without Trial.

Inmate regains freedom after four months in Custody without Trial.

Thaddeus Benson (pseudonym) was arrested sometime in February 2022 at Lugbe axis of Abuja for the alleged offence of Theft.

Upon his arraignment, he was granted bail, but the said bail was not perfected due to a lack of legal representation. In June 2022, our legal team represented Thaddeus in court, whereas no witness had testified against the defendant since arraignment with serial adjournments.

Our legal team opposed the application of the Prosecution for further adjournment on the ground that the defendant had been in custody since February 2022 without trial. We applied that the matter is struck out for want of diligent prosecution.

Our prayer was granted, and Thaddeus regained his freedom.

Taiwo Makanjuola

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