Two hundred inmates serving various jail term have regained their freedom in Adamawa State, following the intervention of the wife of the state governor, Justice Binta Murtala Nyako.
It was gathered that she facilitated their release through her pet project, Adilaaku Free Legal Service. Justice Nyako, who stated this in Yola yesterday during the flag-off of the project, lamented that several inmates have been at the Jimeta and Yola prisons for a long time awaiting trial.
She said about N900, 000 was paid as fines to secure freedom for the prisoners, and urged other organization to do something to help in checking prison congestion. She added that the project, Adilaku, is meant to fight human trafficking, street hawking, domestic violence and rape.
Speaking earlier, Governor Murtala Nyako, represented by the state’s Attorney General and Commissioner for Justice, Barr.Ibrahim Tahir, commended the organization for embarking on the project and assured government’s support.