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COVID-19: 111 inmates freed in Kebbi

The Kebbi State Government has just released 111 inmates from the correctional centers as part of the Federal Government’s measure to protect inmates from contracting the COVID-19 that has been ravaging the world today.

Reports say that the order for the release of the inmates was revealed in a statement by the Special advicer on Media to the governor of Kebbi State, Malam Yahaya Sarki in Birnin Kebbi on Wednesday 22nd April.

he said that:

“The state government has paid fines of the inmates in addition to giving them N10,000 each to cater for transportation back to their respective destinations.”

In the statement that was released the freed inmates were advised to be of good character at all times as they are released to rejoin the society.

“According to Justice Muhammad-Ambursa, some of the inmates who regained their freedom fell under Presidential Pardon while the remaining ones were either discharged fully or were released on administrative bail.”

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