The y the EFCC on 31 May 2018 and later remanded in prison by the Federal High Court over charges related to the receipt of 2015 Presidential campaign funds, has regained freedom.
Dr. Mukhtar Ramalan Yero who was granted ball Wednesday in the sum of N1 million, allegedly settled the fines of thirty – one (31) inmates serving various jail terms for different offenses at the Kaduna central prison today.
The gesture, according to the released issued and signed by
Sama’ila Aliyu Makarfi, former Finance Commissioner under Ex governor, stated that the gesture is in line with the teachings of the holy Prophet Muhammad, especially during the holy month of Ramadan, “to assist the needy by providing succour to them.
“The 31 inmates were convicted with option of fine while others with both option of fine and compensation and because they could not pay, hence their conviction”.
“His Excellency, Dr Mukhtar Ramalan Yero is a compassionate person with full milk of human kindness sees his remand at the Kaduna Central prison as reason to secure the liberty and freedom of 31 people already convicted.
“He admonish the inmates to be of good behaviour urging them to reflect on the good lessons they have learnt while in prison custody in order to become good citizens. The 31 inmates include women and men from both faiths”, the statement stressed.