-Nasarawa State Governor’s wife, Mrs Mairo Al-Makura pays fines to secure the release of 70 prisoners in Lafia prison.
The Nasarawa State Governor’s wife, Mrs. Mairo Al-Makura has helped 70 inmates of Lafia Prison regained freedom on Thursday after paying for the fines of the offences they committed through her project, Talallfi Foundation.
Naija News gathered that Al-Makura, who was represented by the former Secretary to the Nasarawa State Government, Mrs. Zainab Ahmed, said the inmates had been remanded in prison for a long time without trial.
She said, “I am greatly delighted to be here to witness the release of 70 prison inmates, whose fines have already been paid, from the Lafia Prison.
“I have confirmed from the prison authorities that the inmates have been reformed and are ready to be released into the larger society.”
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A 21-year-old man, Micheal Macus, told Northern City News that he had spent four months in jail over his involvement in robbery, while 23-year-old Abdulraman Abubakar said he was remanded in prison custody for stealing N400,000. Also, Abdullahi Musa, 25, said he was detained for armed robbery.
Ahmad, however, called on the members of the public to accept and give the ex-inmates all the necessary support to enable them lives free of crime.
She therefore charged them against bad company and criminality.
The foundation gave each of the ex-inmates N5,000 and also donated 10 bags of rice, five gallons of groundnut oil, five gallons of palm oil and cartons of seasonings to the five prisons in the state.