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Nigeria: Bishop Idowu-Fearon frees inmates

Posted on: May 1, 2015 9:02 AM
Related Categories: Bp Fearon, Nigeria, prison

[Leadership] The Most Revd Josiah Idowu-Fearon, Bishop of Kaduna, [The Church of Nigeria] (Anglican Communion), [on Wednesday] secured the release of 25 prison inmates from Kaduna Central Prison as part of activities marking his 25th anniversary as Bishop of Anglican Communion.

Responding to questions from newsmen who accompanied him to the prison shortly after securing the inmates’ freedom, Bishop Idowu-Fearon said a total of 25 inmates with minor offences who could not pay their fine options of N10,000.00 each will eventually be released.

However, the lucky inmates were not released immediately because according to the Deputy Comptroller –In- Charge, Kaduna Central Prison, Yunusa Ibraheem, “Courts are on strike, so they have to wait until the courts call off the strike to enable us complete the necessary procedures in releasing them”.

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