The Catholic Bishop of Yola Diocese, Dr Dame Mamza yesterday facilitated the release of 29 inmates in Jimeta Prisons.
He Said the 29 prisoners released are those with an option of fine, but couldn’t afford to pay because of financial constraints.
“Is unfortunate these prisoners are here, because of a little amount of money would have set them free, at this easter we the Catholic missions through the instructions of our most holy Pope Francis said and declared that this year is to be a year of mercy,” He said.
“The 29 of them were cut across the two most dominant religions, symbolizing the love of Christ to all nations and race,” he added.
Adjudging that prisoners are not the worst sinners,some of them are there because of offenses they did not commit, and even if they commit any crime they can repent and fit in better in the society.
The Bishop is doing this kind of gesture for the second time in Yola as part of their effort to integrate and rehabilitate prisoners back to normal life.