The All Progressive Congress Senator for Sokoto North district, former Sokoto State Governor Aliyu Wamakko has facilitated the release of 50 inmates from the Sokoto Custodial Centre.
The inmates were released after Wamakko paid their debts and fines.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports this act has become Wamakko’s habit every last 10 days of Ramadan fasting to relief the beneficiaries of their burdens.
This year’s Ramadan (the 30-day Islamic fasting period) enters its last four days on Wednesday.
While releasing the inmates, the Welfare Officer at the Sokoto Custodial Centre, ASP Ayyuba Alhassan commended Wamakko for sustaining the invaluable annual gesture.
Wamakko’s media aide, Hassan Sanyinnawal stated in Sokoto on Wednesday that six of the inmates are women.
Thirty-five of the inmates were released from the Sokoto Custodial Centre, while the others were set free from satellite centres under the supervision of the Sokoto Centre, he explained.
In a message, Wamakko explained that the gesture was aimed at enabling the beneficiaries to celebrate the Eid-el Fitr with their families and to further decongest the custodial centres.