Bong County Flag
Gbarnga Magisterial Court Frees 10 Inmates
By Ballah Kollie, LINA Bong County Correspondent
GBARNGA, September 26 (LINA) - In an effort to decongest the Gbarnga Central Prison, the Gbarnga Magisterial Court has released 10 inmates without predigest.
Under the law, release without predigest means any of the released individuals could be rearrested and prosecuted for the alleged act upon the request of a complainant.
The released inmates were held for allegedly committing crimes like theft, burglary, robbery, aiding of crime, among others.
In his communication dated September 25, 2014, Stipendiary Judge Alfred Y. K. Manigbolor commanded the Prison Superintendent Feshell Dean to release from further custody and forward to court the living bodies of the ten alleged criminals.
While in court, Judge Manigbolor informed them that their release is intended to reduce overcrowding of the prison cells to avoid the possible outbreak of Ebola at the facility.
“Be reminded that any of you can be rearrested and prosecuted at the request of your complainant,” Judge Manigbolor stressed.
The release of the 10 inmates Thursday brings to 29 the total number of inmates released without trial by justice actors in the last three terms of court.
During its February 2014 term of court, the Ninth Judicial Circuit Court at the request of County Attorney Colenus Flomo Wennah released 19 alleged criminals after over-staying their statutory period at the prison without trial.