By Suzan Edeh
Bauchi — Minister of the Federal Capital Territory, Senator Bala Muhammed, has secured the freedom of 53 inmates serving various jail terms in the Bauchi State prison and assisted them with N10,000 each.
Represented by his aide and chairman of the non governmental organisation, KAURA Community Elders Initiative, Alhaji Musa Gora, the minister explained that the gesture was to bring succor to the prisoners and decongest the prison.
“The beneficiaries are those with minor cases, who were jailed as a result of their inability to pay fines imposed on them. N1.7 million has been disbursed to settle the fines which led to the release