The Federal Government has flagged off the payment N585million release fine for 4,000 inmates as part of its effort to decongest the correctional facility in the country.
The Minister of Interior, Olubunmi Tunji-Ojo disclosed this on Saturday while flagging off the initiative at Kuje prison in Abuja.
Tunji-Ojo said that inmates who have fines not exceeding N1 million are qualified to benefit from the ministry’s initiative. According to him, the number of these inmates is about 4,068.
He said the initiative will promote the decongestion of the correctional facility and mitigate against overdue detention of inmates due to lack of bail funds.