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Association facilitates release of 20 inmates in Yola

20 July 2015, 16:18

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.

Also read: Gov Badaru frees 40 inmates in Jigawa

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 the prisons.

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. 



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