PROWA Frees 26 Inmates In Nasarawa Prisons.
The Prisons Officers Wives’ Association on Thursday paid the required fines to free 26 inmates from Nasarawa Prisons in its bid to decongest prisons in the country.
Hajiya Gwamma Ahmed, PROWA president and wife of the Controller-General of the Nigerian Prisons Service, Ja’afaru Ahmed, made the symbolic cash presentation when she visited the Keffi Medium Security Prisons in Nasarawa State.
Ahmed noted that the feat was achieved in collaboration with Legacy Pension Managers Limited, a pension financial institution.
According to her, the gesture is meant to assist the NPS and the Federal Government in its prisons decongestion programme while assisting in empowering inmates.
Ahmed said: “We (PROWA) are here with Legacy Pension, a financial institution that keyed into our vision of prison decongestion through paying of fines.
“We have decided to pay fines for 26 inmates in prisons within the FCT and Nasarawa State commands.”
Ahmed also donated some items including toiletries to inmates of the prisons, while urging them to be of good behaviour.
Earlier, the representative of the Managing Director, Legacy Pension, Olusegun Olusanya, said it decided to partner with PROWA to enhance the lives of inmates as part of its corporate social responsibility.
The Controller, NPS, Nasarawa State Command, Alhaji Aliyu Achor, thanked PROWA for the gesture and called on other well-meaning Nigerians to emulate the association.
Fines ranging from N2,000 to N10,000 were paid to free each of the 26 inmates from Keffi and Lafia prisons.
Source: eagle online