The Chairman, Springtime Development Foundation, Dr. Deji Adeleke, who is one of the younger brothers of late Isiaka Adeleke, has secured the release of about 200 inmates of the Ilesa Prison in Osun State. Disclosing this on Tuesday, the Vice-Chairman of the foundation, Mr. Banji Adesuyi, said the group will donate 700 mattresses and the same number of pillows to the inmates. Adesuyi said Adeleke, who is music star Davido’s father, became aware that inmates of the prison were sleeping on the bare floor when he went to pay a visit to an embattled chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Diekola Oyedele, who was detained at the prison.
He explained that the foundation paid for the release of inmates, who were incarcerated because they could not pay fines as low as N5,000, stressing that the foundation did not secure the release of any inmate convicted because of crime. Adesuyi said, “ Dr. Deji Adeleke paid for the release of over 200 inmates last week when he came to visit a prominent politician, who was detained at the prison. A woman was detained with her baby because she could not pay a debt of N65,000, he ( Adeleke) paid the debt, the woman was released and he also gave her another N100,000 to start another trade.”