By Ado Hassan, Sokoto
THE Sokoto state College of Arts and Science Remedial/IJMB Old Students Association, 1984/1985 Set has secured the release of seven inmates of the Sokoto Central Prison.
The association on Friday paid the sum of N128,000 as total fine to get the inmates freed.
The fines ranged from N3,000 to N25,000 for the freed inmates who served between different jail terms before their release.
Accordingly, each of them was given N 5,000 as transport fare to their respective towns and villages.
The Chairperson of the association, Mrs Halimatu Turaki represented by a member, Alhaji Sada Suleiman, the Corporate Affairs Manager of the Cement Company of Northern Nigeria( CCNN),Sokoto, said that the gesture was part of the association’s Corporate Social Responsibility( CSR), as well as moves to reduce congestions in the nation’s prisons.
She said the gesture would be replicated by the various chapters of the association across Nigeria.
Speaking at the brief ceremony, Deputy Controller of Prisons, Mr Idris Muhammad, commended the association for the gesture, urging the freed inmates to steer clear of crimes, to avoid being brought back to the prison.
A spokesman of the beneficiaries, Shehu Sahabi, commended the gesture and vowed to be of good conduct.