Ex-SDP Governorship Candidate In Taraba Frees 35 Inmates

The 2015 governorship candidate of the Social Democratic Party, SDP, in Taraba state, Chief. David Sabo Kente has freed 35 inmates awaiting trial at Wukari and Jalingo prisons.

Kente, who disclosed this yesterday in Jalingo during an interview with journalists said the inmates were mostly young men who committed minor offenses.

“The offense they committed were minor offenses, and they were asked to pay certain amount of money before they can be freed and they couldn’t pay,although, I used the occasion of my 51st birthday to reach out to both prisoners and orphans to impact on their lives.

“This is not the first time I am doing this, my intervention is to show them love and care, and to equally encourage them that after serving their jail term, they can still be useful to themselves and the country at large” he said.

He charged the 35 benefitting inmates to see his intervention to free them as a chance given to them to be meaningful to themselves and also become assets to their respective communities, the state and the country in general.

He promised the benefiting inmates that his foundation would also take critical steps to rehabilitate them.

He urged youths in the state to shun all forms of criminal activities and stick to the laws of the land.

He called on all Tarabans to join hands with the administration of governor Darius Dickson Ishaku to move the state forward.

“Politics had come and gone, all what we want is to do away with our religious and tribal sentiments to work for the betterment of our state” he added.