From Lawal Sa’idu Funtua, Katsina
Thirty inmates of Funtua Central prison in Katsina state are now free,courtesy of Governor Aminu Masari’s wife ,Hajiya Hadiza who paid one million five hundred thousand naira for their various fines to secure their freedom.
Two women are among the inmates and they are serving various jail terms for minor offences and debt related cases.
The Governor’s wife who visited the prison over the weekend,where she donated food items and sanitaries to inmates ,implored those freed because of her gesture to turn new leaf.
She counselled that if people shun criminal acts, the society will be more comfortable to live in.
Hajiya Hadiza declared” I want you to turn new leaf when you get out of here.You should not go back to what led you here. If people shun crimes,our society will be much more comfortable to live in.”
Among the items donated by the Governor’s wife to the inmates are 20 bags of rice, 20 bags of millet,20 cartons of Spaghetti, Cooking oil and palm oil,among others.
Hajiya Hadiza also donated empowerment items including sewing machines along with their kits and food stuff to women in Funtua senatorial zone.
She urged women in the zone to always support their families and take education of their children seriously.