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Eid-El-Fitr: Sanusi Urges Muslims to Imbibe Spirit of Tolerance | Releases 11 Inmates from Kano Prison



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KANO (NAN) The Emir of Kano, Alhaji Muhammadu Sanusi, on Saturday paid N3 million at the Central Prisons, Kano, to secure freedom for 11 inmates of the prison.

 This is contained in a statement the Media Officer at the Emir’s palace, Alhaji Sha’aban Ibrahim, on Sunday in Kano.

 The statement said that the amount was fines option given the inmates by the courts at the time of their convictions.

 It explained that the monarch secured the release of the inmates on humanitarian grounds, “due to either ill health or old age.”

 The statement quoted the emir as urging the beneficiaries of the gesture to be of good conduct when they resumed public life and avoid issues that would take them back to prison.

 Meanwhile, the emir has urged Muslims in the state to imbibe the spirit of tolerance and sacrifice.

 The emir made the call on Sunday while addressing Muslims after the Eid-El-Fitr prayer at the Kofar Mata ground in Kano.

 He appealed to them to emulate Prophet Muhammed’s life, stressing that the one month fasting should be seen as a period of cleansing and atonement.

 “After the Ramadan, we should be more determined to live in the path of Allah as true believers.

 “We should also continue to emulate the exemplary attributes of Islam which are love, tolerance and peaceful co-existence, he said.

 The monarch also called on the people to continue to pray for peace, unity and progress of the state and the country.

Earlier in his sermon, the Sanusi, who led the prayer, stressed the need for Muslims to fear God and continue to use all the lessons of the Ramadan to foster unity in the state and country.

The prayer which started at about 9 a.m. was attended by the state’s Deputy Governor, Abdullahi Ganduje, members of the State Executive Council, members of the Emirate Council and some members of the Diplomatic Corps.

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  1. bruno

    July 27, 2014 at 8:21 pm

    WHAT!!! There goes our justice system, u have released harden criminals back into society. Clap for ur self. I seriously need to leave the country for good.

    • Dizzy

      July 27, 2014 at 9:42 pm

      He relapsed old and infirm prisoners, whose crimes were so petty that they were given an option of fine.
      Don’t jump to conclusions , I felt the same when I read the headline, but after reading the article. His actions were truly humanitarian, because if those prisoners had some money, they would not be there

    • slice

      July 27, 2014 at 10:15 pm

      ok the statement said the people had the option of fine when they were imprisoned in the first instance. ie pay 300k or go to jail for 6months. all he did was pay their fines. if the court imposes a fine option, then the court doesn’t think the person is a danger to society

    • Iris

      July 27, 2014 at 10:44 pm

      What are you saying? Politicians are always releasing people from prison en masse and I’ve always wondered why. He isn’t the first. At least this one even gave reasons (old age etc). Usually when I see this kind of news it’s stated as a “goodwill gesture.” Only God knows for whom it is good.

  2. @edDREAMZ

    July 27, 2014 at 8:46 pm

    So he just did something great ryt….. Nansance, may the souls of the dead R.I.P..

  3. Toluwalope

    July 27, 2014 at 9:24 pm

    Sanusi, did you just release those Boko Haram boys from the prison? Na wa for you o……..

  4. ifunanya

    July 27, 2014 at 9:35 pm

    Hehehehehehe sunusi yaff come again o

  5. chima

    July 27, 2014 at 10:34 pm

    Releasing criminals back to the streets with vain excuses

  6. Dlapikin

    July 27, 2014 at 10:58 pm

    Have any of you read the the people released had the option to pay a fine or go to jail and went to jail because they did not have money to pay said fines?
    How does that make them hardened criminals? Do you know that you can land in jail if you are ordered to pay a fine for a traffic offense and failure to pay will land you in jail? Would that make you a criminal?
    Or is it that when a muslim lands in jail, he becomes a terrorist?

  7. missprof

    July 27, 2014 at 11:23 pm

    em i’m confused. i thought the other Sanusi, former cbn governor, was the emir of Kano.

  8. ng

    July 27, 2014 at 11:28 pm

    Is very ironical that muslims always talk about peace.

  9. Amh

    July 27, 2014 at 11:48 pm

    Boko boys released to inflict pain and anguish. Oga jona, your own don spoil, just resign. Clueless man.

  10. sani

    July 28, 2014 at 9:22 am

    U bastard sanusi u have the nerve to release boko boys without considering who they have killed or the families of those killed (ubansu)

  11. sani

    July 28, 2014 at 9:23 am

    U must be a boko

  12. Tosin

    July 28, 2014 at 1:01 pm

    I really really love SLS y’all. Not even funny 🙂

  13. Manya

    August 8, 2014 at 9:27 am

    Nice it is another way of decongesting prison.

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