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FG Settles N52M Fines, Compensation For 399 Inmates In Kaduna



The Federal Government has cleared N52 million fines and compensation for 399 inmates at various correctional centres across Kaduna State as part of measures to decongest the facilities.

Dr Ado Saleh, Kaduna State Comptroller of Correctional Services, disclosed this on Monday in Zaria.

Saleh said, “We are here to release 68 inmates from Zaria, Makarfi, Soba, and Ikara Correctional Centres.”

He stated that 110 inmates were previously released in Kaduna and that the event in Zaria was a continuation of the programme.

“In total, 399 inmates in Kaduna State were marked to be released at the cost of N52 million.

“The commencement of the programme is simultaneously taking place at Kaduna, Kafanchan, and Zaria to see the release of 281 across the state.

“Of the 281 to be released across Kaduna State during the ceremony 68 inmates were from Zaria Zone,” he said.

According to the comptroller, 43 of the 68 convicts were from Zaria, 19 from Soba, 5 from Makarfi, and 19 from Ikara correctional centres.

He also stated that each beneficiary would be paid N10,000 to cover transportation costs.