In compliance with the federal government’s decongestion programme, Governor Abdullahi Ganduje of Kano State has in the spirit of salah, secured the release of 200 inmates from the Goron-Dutse Prison.
The Governor effected this on Tuesday, May 4, during his Salah visit to the prison.
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Platinum.ng gathered that the release of the inmates costs over N11.5m, and has brought the number of inmates released in Ganduje’s four-year tenure to 2,517.
It was also gathered that some of the released inmates were persons “fined by courts and could not pay, some because of ill-health, some because of old age, while some have life sentences hanging over their heads and they became too weak for life itself”.
Securing their release, the Governor advised the freed to “be of changed behavior and become productive to the society,” adding that they should “remain good citizens for the socio-economic and political development of the state and nation in general.”
He also assured that he would in the next two months, secure the release of other inmates.