Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison

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Former Nigeria's Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison
Former Nigeria's Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison

Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President, Sen. Ike Ekweremadu has paid visit to the Enugu State Correctional Facility.

Ekweremadu who embarked on the visit in the company of Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and Member representing Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency, Hon. Dennis Oguerinwa Amadi.

Former Nigeria's Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison
Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison

The former Deputy Senate President in a post on his facebook handle who discosed that he paid fines for 8 inmates of the facility, stated that his visit provided him the opportunity to counsel, interact and pray with some of the inmates.

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Wrtiting about his visit to the Enugu Prison, Ekweremadu said “I visited the Enugu correctional facility of the Nigeria Correctional Service earlier today along with the Deputy Minority Leader of the House of Representatives, Hon. Toby Okechukwu and Member representing Udi/Ezeagu Federal Constituency, Hon. Dennis Oguerinwa Amadi.

“We were received by the Controller of Corrections, Enugu State and his team.

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Former Nigeria's Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison
Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison

“I had the opportunity to interact, counsel, and pray with some of the inmates. I paid the fines of 8 inmates, who have been there for long because they had nobody to assist them.

“So, they can now regain their freedoms and also rejoin their families a d friends this Christmas.

Former Nigeria's Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison
Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison

I also undertook to do a water project at the facility starting from next week to improve the living conditions of the inmates.

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“There is still so much to be done and the onus is on governments and public-spirited organisations and individuals alike.

Former Nigeria's Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison
Former Nigeria’s Deputy Senate President Goes To Prison

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“These are called correctional facilities because it is expected that even people, who have been convicted, will leave the facilities as better persons.”


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