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Adamawa Jail Delivery Committee frees 106, reviews 62

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The Adamawa State Jail Delivery Committee, JDC, has discharged a total of one hundred and six inmates and downwardly reviewed sixty two in four correctional centres.

The Committee which is headed by the state Chief Judge, Justice Hafsat Abdulrahaman carried out the exercise in Ganye, Kojoli, Jada and Mayo-Belwa.

Among the discharged in Ganye, was Manasa Moses who was sentenced to fifteen years by the Area Court One, Ganye for stealing half a bag of beans which he attributed to the hunger of his four children.

There was also Umar Sule, who was earlier sentenced to eight years jail term by the Area Court Ganye for alleged theft.

When he appeared before the committee, Sule explained that the allegation was leveled against him when he was caught sleeping near a shop which was boggled and had some of its items carted away.

According to him, he was conversing with his friends in an area during which they all slept, and when his friends eventually woke up, they left him there where vigilante came, apprehended and made him admit to breaking the boggled shop around which he claimed not to have committed.

Having established the veracity of his claim, Justice Abdulrahaman discharged and gave Jim twelve thousand naira to go and startup a business.

Similarly, among the reviewed in the same place, were Ali Mijinyawa and Tijani Umar earlier sentenced to fifteen jail term by the Upper Area Court Ganye for stealing plastic paint contaiyner and some chickens.

Also, the committee downwardly reviewed the case of Yusuf Ibrahim who was sentenced to five years earlier for stealing MP3 by the Chief Magistrate Court Toungo to two years.

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