Majority Leader of the House of Representatives, Mr Femi Gbajabiamila, on Sunday facilitated the release of 40 inmates of KirikirI Medium Security Prison in Lagos as he clocked 55.
Gbajabiamila, who cut his birthday cake at a prison decongestion initiative for the release of the inmates at the prison, said the gesture was also in the spirit of the Eid-el-Fitr.
He said that the 40 inmates were unable to pay their fines.
”We decided to think out of the box to add value to the lives of other people we may not know.
”We are not releasing criminals; these are men who had the misfortune of finding themselves here by misdemeanour – hawking, loitering and the like – but couldn’t be out for inability to pay their fines.
”Some have been here for six months for inability to pay N10, 000, N20,000, and I think this is a reflection of poverty,” the…
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