PROWA Secures Release Of Four Inmates In A’ Ibom


The Prisons Officers’ Wives Association (PROWA) has secured the release of four inmates from Uyo and Ikot Ekpene Prisons in Akwa Ibom after paying stipulated fines.
The Nigerian Prisons Service (NPS), Public Relations Officer in the state, ASP Josiah Ogbajie disclosed this in a statement in Uyo last Wednesday.
Ogbajie said the fines were paid by PROWA President Hajiya Gwamma Ja’afaru.
“Today, April 17, 2019, the President, Prisons Officers Wives Association and wife of the Controller General of NPS, Hajiya Gwamma Ja’afaru, secured the released of four inmates at Uyo and Ikot Ekpene Medium Security Prisons.
“The inmates were released with the payment of fines by the president. The association has so far released a total of 221 inmates nationwide since the inception of Ja’afaru led administration,” he said adding that Ja’afaru was represented by Mrs Mary Obep, National Treasurer of the association.
He said the PROWA President, urged NPS officers to support their wives to embrace various skill acquisition programmes of the association.
He said that Ja’fa’ru also solicited the support of Non Governmental Organisations and other stakeholders in order to empower more women and inmates of prisons across the country.