Senator Aliyu Wamakko (APC-Sokoto North) has facilitated the release of 50 inmates from the Sokoto Custodial Centre.
The inmates were released after Mr Wamakko paid their debts and fines.
Mr Wamakko does this in every last 10 days of Ramadan fasting to relieve the beneficiaries of their burdens.
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 out of the 50 freed inmates, six are women.
Thirty-five of the inmates were released from the Sokoto Custodial Centre while the others were released 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.