Kwamoti La’ori, the PDP lawmaker representing Numan/Demsa/Lamurde Federal Constituency of Adamawa, on Saturday, paid the fines of eight inmates to secure their release from the Numan Correctional Centre.
Mr La’ori, who celebrated Christmas with the inmates at the facility, doled out between the N17,000 and N70,000 fines that were imposed on the inmates.
The federal lawmaker took time to engage the inmates constructively, urging them to remain hopeful as they reflect on their lives.
He urged them to tow the path of productive life and avoid crime.
He stressed that being an ex-convict could attract stigmatisation and implored them to work assiduously to regain the confidence of society by engaging only in legal ventures.
“Please, I urge you to be responsible and law-abiding citizens and totally avoid idleness because an idle mind is the devil’s workshop,” he said.
In his remark, Anthony Sanda, the assistant controller in charge of the Numan Correctional Centre, applauded Mr La’ori for his humility and service to humanity.
The eight released inmates all expressed their appreciation to the lawmaker whom they termed as “a saviour on Christmas Day” for offering them another chance in life to be free citizens.
Support PREMIUM TIMES’ journalism of integrity and credibility
Good journalism costs a lot of money. Yet only good journalism can ensure the possibility of a good society, an accountable democracy, and a transparent government.
For continued free access to the best investigative journalism in the country we ask you to consider making a modest support to this noble endeavour.
By contributing to PREMIUM TIMES, you are helping to sustain a journalism of relevance and ensuring it remains free and available to all.
TEXT AD: To advertise here . Call Willie +2347088095401…