Thursday, 28 January 2016

Jaiz Foundation Pays N4m Fine For Release Of 65 Kano Prison Inmates


Jaiz Foundation has paid over N4m to secure the release of 58 male prisoners and seven females, including two nursing mothers incacerated at the Kurmawa and Goron Dutse federal prisons.

According to the report in Leadership, the chairman of the foundation, Dr Umaru Mutallab, and the director general/CEO of Jaiz Charity & Development Foundation, Amb. Adamu Babangida Ibrahim effected the release of the inmates

The legal adviser of Jaiz foundation, Umar Farouk Yakubu, said he got express instruction from his superiors to secure the release of these prisoners in both Kurmawa and Goron Dutse prisons. He was also instructed to pay the fines of those incacerated due to their inability to pay such fines.

According to him upon receieving the instruction, his legal team embarked on the long drawn release process with support from prison and court officials after which the 65 prison inmates were finally selected and set free on payment of their fines.

One of the released female prisoners who was seen carrying a year old infant in her arms, Patience Ezemuseen, who is an indigene of Benin-Edo State revealed that both her husband and her were imprisoned for drug related offences.

Patience said she spent two years in the prison and also gave birth to her child while there.

Another nursing mother, who simply identified herself as Merry also said that her husband and her were jailed but freed due to the intervention of the foundation.

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