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Kabba-Bunu 2019: Assembly Aspirant Pays WAEC, JAMB Fees for Prison Inmates

Mr Sheyi Babaeko, an House of Assembly aspirant in Kogi State has made provision to pay WAEC and JAMB fees for four inmates of Kabba Minimum Security Prison who signified interest to further their education after serving their respective jail terms.
Babaeko, who is contesting under the Unity Party of Nigeria (UPN) told newsmen that his visit to Kabba prison was in line his vision to make the society better society especially to people who had been unfortunate in their dealings in life.
He also announced the setting up of legal aid to assist 15 prison inmates who were detained over failure to pay bail charges and compensation to persons they offended.
“It is quite worrisome that some of these inmates were still kept in the prison over inability to pay just five thousands naira fine or bail. It is worrisome.
“There are also situation of people who just have to pay a compensation of less than fifty thousand naira to regain their freedom, yet they can’t afford it.
“I have taken it upon myself to offset those bills so that these inmates can regain their freedom and returned to the society with the hope of still having a better life.
“Though President Buhari had harped on prison reform and decongestion, but its obvious the Federal Government cannot do it alone. Individuals must come to the aid of these inmates, especially in the reintegration of these people to the society,” he said.
The Kabba Minimum Security prison was built in 2008 with a capacity to cater for 200 inmates.
 source: kogireport

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