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Eid Ei-Fitr : Ex- Gov. Wamakko frees 60 Inmates in Sokoto



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From Umar Ado Sokoto
The Senator representing Sokoto North Senatorial District, Alhaji Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko has again secured the release of over 60 inmates serving various jail terms for different offences in various custodial centres in the state.
This has been the Senator’s tradition over the years since 2015 to date, as a way of reducing the number of cases that have been dumped and to decongest the custodial centres.
The gesture was coming through Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko free Legal service Foundation as part of Senator Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko’s relentless invaluable  efforts in improving the lives of the people in general.
The State Commissioner for Justice, Barrister Nasir Muhammad Binji, represented by one of the  Directors in the Ministry,  Barrister Mustapha Abubakar said that, although some of the inmates were docked for cases that happened out of their will, some of them were destined to be there.
He admonished the freed  inmates to steer clear from the same mistakes that will take them back to the custodial centres.
He further commended the leadership style and the  unwavering commitment of Senator Wamakko, which he said has been routinely being a dogged benefactor to the less- privileged.
In his submission, the representative of Senator, Barrister Bashir Mu’azu Jodi while  congratulating the ex-convicts, further said that its disheartening to hear the stories that put some of them into custody.
He called on other stakeholders in the state to put in their hands  in saving the innocent lives from the  custodial centres.
Also commenting, Secretary of the foundation, Barrister Abdulhamid Zubairu, said each inmate was presented with transport fees to be able to go home and reunite with families.
He added that, the gesture to the freed inmates  by Senator Wamakko was  meant to enable them celebrate Sallah festival with their families and charged them to be good ambassadors while in society.
Among the freed inmates there was a woman.
Garba Usman, one of the ex-convicts thanked the Senator for the gesture and prayed to Allah the Almighty to reward him abundantly.
The event was held at the Sokoto North Senatorial Office, Sokoto.

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