The Chief Judge of Lagos State, Justice Ayotunde Philips, on Tuesday released 46 waiting trialinmates from Ikoyi Prison.
The facility, before Magistrate Philips went on Tuesday, held 1,739 pronounced guilty and waiting for test inmates.
The CJ had freed 233 convicts from the Kirikiri Maximum and Medium Protection Prisons on September 17, 2012.
Philips said on Tuesday that the step was aimed at making the prisons a little free in exercise of her powers as contained in Section 1 of the Criminal Justice Release from Custody Special Provision Act CAP C40, 2007, Laws of the Federation of Nigeria.
The relieved inmates were pointed out to have awaited trial in the jails for longer than they ought to have actually spent.
Amongst the inmates that got released was 75-year-old Job Meleb that had awaited trial for claimed murder since 2008 when he was detained for the offence.
Meleb and some of the relieved inmates, including Yusuf Oyekunle, 34, that had been remanded from March 2008 for alleged manslaughter, informed our correspondent that they had never ever been taken to court to deal with trial since not even once.
Philips admonished the freed inmates to be of good behaviour.
“I release you all from custody today, December 11, 2012, and admonish you to go and sin no more,” she said.