The governor of Anambra state, Chief Willie Obiano has granted state pardon to ten inmates serving various jail terms at the Aguata Prisons, Ekwulobia.
By Kingsley Ezekwelu
The governor disclosed this today when along with his wife, Chief Mrs Ebelechukwu and other stakeholders worshipped with the inmates at the prison facility.
Gov Obiano in his remarks, said although it is a Federal Facility, his government will be supporting it with operational vehicles, transformers for electricity, as well as other logistics.
In a homily, the Auxiliary Bishop of Awka Catholic Diocese, Most Rev Jonas-Benson Okoye reminded the inmates that the worst form of imprisonment is the spiritual imprisonment and urged them to utilize their stay in incarceration to make their ways right with God.
The Assistant Controller of Prisons in-charge, Mr Patrick Ubenyi solicited for increased assistance towards building an effective and efficient penal system in the State.
Some stakeholders including the Member representing Aguata One in the State House of Assembly, Chief Iyke Umenwa, his Njikoka Two Counterpart, Sir Pete Ibida and Chief Titus Anigbogu commended the governor and his wife for identifying with the inmates and admonished Christians to constantly visit prisoners especially during festive periods to extend love to them.
Bags of rice, tubers of yam, mosquito nets, toiletries, bags of satchet water among others items were donated to the prison authority by Gov Obiano.