Yola - An Adamawa-based non-governmental
organisation, Fombina Grassroots Development Association, on Monday facilitated
the release of 20 inmates in Jimeta and Yola Prisons.
The Project Manager of the association, Alhaji Abubakar
Njidda, made this known when he presented gift items to the inmates in Yola.
Njidda said the inmates, who regained their freedom, were
those sentenced to prisons on civil cases, adding that the association could
only pay the fines of 20 convicts.
"The gesture becomes necessary in order to give assistance to those who
deserve it,’’ Njidda said.
He said that the association would continue to follow due
process to seek the release of those who were convicted on civil cases and
could not pay their fines.
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Responding, the District Head of Yola, Alhaji Sa'adu Bawuro,
advised the ex-convicts not to engage in any act that could make them return to
Bawuro urged them to go into business venture that would
enable them to be self-reliant and care for themselves and their families.
"I hope that you have learnt a lesson from your little stay
in the prisons. You should try to become responsible people as you are going
back to your respective families,’’ Bawuro said.
He commended the association for its support for the less
privilege, and urged other public spirited organisations and individuals to
emulate the gesture.