The Federal Government on Thursday granted amnesty to no fewer than 2,600 inmates as part of measures to decongest prison facilities in the country amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Minister of Interior, Ogbeni Rauf Aregbesola, disclosed this at an ongoing press conference at the headquarters of the Nigerian Correctional Service in Abuja.

The inmates, who are serving various terms for crimes against the society, would be processed and released later today.

Details later…

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