Gan­duje frees 500 in­mates

Daily Trust - - NEWS - From Yusha’u A. Ibrahim, Kano

The Kano State Gov­ern­ment yes­ter­day re­leased 500 in­mates who could not pay the fines slammed on them by var­i­ous courts.

Gov­er­nor Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gan­duje off­set the fines placed on the con­victs who were largely jailed in var­i­ous pris­ons across the state for mi­nor of­fenses.

Ad­dress­ing the ben­e­fi­cia­ries at the Kur­mawa Cen­tral Prison, Gan­duje said gov­ern­ment felt the need to se­cure their re­lease as part of the Edel Fitr cel­e­bra­tions, and charged them to avoid any act that could re­turn them to prison.

One of the freed in­mates, Auwalu Adamu, who was de­tained for three years with an op­tion of N50,000, thanked Gov­er­nor Ab­dul­lahi Umar Gan­duje for his ges­ture.

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