Ganduje Releases 293 Inmates in Kano to Decongest Prisons
Kano state government has ordered the release of 293 inmates who were detained in major and satellite correctional facilities in the state.
The state governor, Abdullahi Umar Ganduje, described the release of the inmates as Eid-ul-Fitr gesture.
He said the state government paid the sum of N12 million to settle the options of fine to secure their release. He cautioned the released persons to desist from further infringement on the law.
The comptroller, National Correctional Services, Kano command, Alhaji Ahmad Magaji applauded the state government for the efforts to de-congest the correctional facilities in Kano and urged those released to be law-abiding.
The chief public relations officer, NCS, Kano, DSC Musbahu Lawan Kofar Nassarawa reveals in a statement that each of those released was given N5,000 courtesy of the state government, adding that the money was transport subsidy to enable them rejoin their families