By Ovat Abeng
Five inmates of the Amawbia Correctional Service Center, in Awka South Local Government Area of Anambra State, has been set free.
Their bail conditions where perfected by a non governmental organization (NGO), Abu Mmaduaburochukwu Foundation.
The freedom ceremony was held in the presence of the Nigerian Correctional Service (NCS) Officers, Nigeria Police delegates from Zone 13 Ukpo, led by it Zonal Police Public Relations Officer, SP Ihunwo Josephine, members of the press and management team of the Foundation at the NCS facility Amawbia, on Thursday.
The Deputy Controller of Corrections in the facility, Rev Solomon Uba, in his welcome speech, laud the Founder of the Foundation, Chief Mmaduaburochukwu Attah, in his commitment towards giving the inmates a sense of belonging.
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Rev. Uba who was represented by Officer N.O Harford charged the inmates to abstained from cultism drugs abuse and other social vices as they will be re-integrated back to the society.
In his remark, the Founder of ABU Foundation Chief Mmaduaburochukwu Attah, a real estate mogul and transporter, said he is doing this to ameliorate the suffering of the poor and downtrodden in the society.
According to him, the job of lifting people from poverty is not solely the responsibility of government alone. It is also the duty of well-to-do individuals to always assist the less privilege people around them.
“What you have seen here are things we have been doing since six years now since we incorporated this foundation and I will continue to do it as God blesses me,” Chief Attah assured.
In her brief advised, the Zone 13 PPRO, SP Josephine, urged the free inmates to be good ambassadors to their families, communities, their states of origin and the country at large.
She also advised them to always do the right thing at the right time.
In their separate interview with journalists, the inmates, Chidozie Ikile,Chikwube Obiagu, Ebuka Afoba, Izuchukwu Nwosu and Ozodo Uchechukwu, promised not to involved in what will returns them back to what they described as hellfire (Prison).
They pray to God to continue bless the benefactor for coming to their freedom.
The Paradise News gathered that during the ceremony, the foundation distributed packs of toilet papers, cantons of Baby & Me bathing soap and cantons of Gala to the correction facility.