Group facilitates release of 80 prisoners in eight states
A group, Shaimes Unusual Hearts Foundation, has facilitated the release of 80 prisoners across eight states of the federation, including the Federal Capital Territory (FCT), Abuja.
Its Executive Director, Sara Abdul, disclosed this on Friday, at the Special Anti-Robbery Squad’s correctional facility in Abuja.
Abdul said the gesture was part of the foundation’s legacy project, to mark the founder’s birthday. Other programmes included bailing of prisoners, donating sanitary materials and other welfare packages.
She said the group was executing the programme in eight different correctional centres across the country spontaneously, and had concluded plans to secure bail for 10 inmates.
“Currently, bail is going on across eight states in the country, including Birnin-Kebbi, Kaduna, Jos, Benue Lagos, Delta… and we are getting about five to 10 inmates to be released in each state,’’ she said.
She said the gesture was out of her love for the less-privileged, especially those who were in prisons, as it was a tradition usually carried out yearly.
She urged Nigerian youths to desist from crime.
‘’There are better things to do than to commit crime. We don’t encourage crime. We rehabilitate them,Í so that they can desist from criminal activities…,” she said.
Decrying correctional facilities’ deplorable state nationwide, she called on the Federal Government to look into the matter.
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