FG Free 4,000 Prisoners Jailed Over Non-Payment Of Fines

The Nigerian government has announced that more than 4,000 prisoners have been released to ease overcrowding in jails.

Interior Minister, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo, said those freed were inmates who had been in custody for not paying fines.

He said it was part of an initiative by President Bola Tinubu which included introducing more non-custodial sentences.