Sen. Aliyu Wamako (APC –Sokoto North) on Monday secured the release of 34 prison inmates, among them, a teenage girl, following his settlement of fines imposed on them.
Apart from settling the fines imposed on the inmates, who are serving their jail terms in various prisons across the state, Wamako settled debts owed by some of them, which was responsible for their imprisonment.
Each of them was given N20, 000 transport money to return home.
The gesture was extended to them under the Aliyu Magatakarda Wamakko Free Legal Services Foundation.
Wamakko, a former Governor in the state, represented by Mr Bashiru Mu’azu, said the gesture was part of efforts to reduce congestion in the prisons.
” It is also aimed at assisting the freed inmates to celebrate the forthcoming Eid-el-Fitr with their families.”
The lawmaker cautioned them against indulging in any act capable of bringing them back to the prison.