RIVERS HIGH COURT FIXES AUGUST 19TH TO GIVE JUDGEMENT ON RELEASE OF 150 PRISONERS
A Rivers State High Court sitting in Port Harcourt has fixed 19th of August, 2021 to deliver Judgement on a suit filed by the Rivers State Government seeking to set aside the judgment releasing one hundred and fifty prisoners from Port Harcourt Correctional Centre in Port Harcourt.
Brave Views correspondent reports that the presiding Judge, Justice CHIWENDU NWORGU gave the adjournment after counsels adopted their final written addresses on the matter.
Counsel to the Rivers State Government C. N. EKE had in his address moved an application to set aside the judgement of Justice GODWIN OLLOR which released the inmates in last December, base on fraud and misrepresentation of facts by defence counsel.
However, OLUCHI OMEREJI who represented the Human Right group; Access To Freedom International agued that the court cannot sit on an appeal over a decision delivered by a court of coordinate jurisdiction.
The Rivers State Government had filled a motion to upturn the judgement of Justice GODWIN OLLOR, earlier delivered to release one hundred and fifty inmates from the maximum Port Harcourt Correctional center, after spending more than eight to nine years without having their day in court since after being remanded.