ByÂ Â Chidi Nkwopara
OWERRIâ€”Reprieve came the way of five prisoners in Owerri Federal Prisons,Â who have no money to pay the fines slammed on them five years ago, courtesy of Owerri Municipal Council.
The Transition Committee Chairman of Owerri Municipal Council, Mr. Macdonald Ebere, disclosed while giving account of his 15 months stewardship at the fifthÂ session of the stakeholders meeting in Owerri.
â€œI have paid for the release of five prisoners from Owerri Federal Prisons, who have no money to pay the fines imposed on them,Â five years after judgment was delivered in the matters involving them,â€ Ebere said.
Saying that his administration embarked on the fumigation of the capital city after over 30 years it was last done. Mr. Ebere added that he had embarked on massive elimination of illegal task forces and motor parks in the municipality.
â€œThis administration also assisted Kelechi Ozuzu of Umuororonjo Village in Owerri Municipal to undergo kidney transplant abroad.â€
â€œWe built and commissioned 11 modern water boreholes with standard twin overhead tanks in 11 locations, including the state police headquarters and Shell Camp Barracks, Owerri,â€ he said.