Legal Aid Council Settles Fines of 22 Prison Inmates
JOS, OCT 11, (THEWILL) - The Legal Aid Council of Nigeria has paid N142, 000.00 to secure the release of 22 inmates of the Jos Prison who have options of fines attached to their sentences.
The council made the announcement when its executives paid a courtesy call on the Plateau State Comptroller of Prisons, Mr. Samuel Agidi at the Jos prisons today.
Acting Director General of the council, Mr. Michael Abiodun Awoponle lloe, said the council decided to assist inmates who have options of fine attached to their sentences but could not pay for the ticket to a new opportunity in life.
Plateau state Controller of Prison, Mr. Samuel Agidi commended the council for assisting inmates with free legal processes as well as the payment of fines for inmates who could not afford it.
He called on other organizations to emulate the council and further urged the inmates to be good citizens as they rejoin the larger society.
One of the inmates, Isyaku Samuel who responded on behalf of his other colleagues whose fines had been paid thanked the council for helping them regain their freedom.