Dr. Deji Adeleke, founder and Pro-Chancellor, Adeleke University, Ede and father of popular musician, Davido has freed about 200 inmates of the Ilesa Prison in Osun State.
He is also the Chairman, Springtime Development Foundation. The Vice-Chairman of the foundation, Mr. Banji Adesuyi, said recently that: “Dr. Deji Adeleke became aware that inmates of the prison were sleeping on the bare floor when he paid a visit to an embattled chieftain of the All Progressives Congress, Alhaji Diekola Oyedele, who was detained at the prison.”
“A woman was detained with her baby because she could not pay a debt of N65,000, Adeleke paid the debt, the woman was released and he also gave her another N100,000 to start another trade.”
“The foundation paid for the release of inmates, who were incarcerated because they could not pay fines as low as N5,000. Also, the foundation did not secure the release of any inmate convicted because of crime. The foundation will not limit the gesture to Ilesa Prison, it will soon extend the same gesture to Ile-Ife Prison before moving outside the state.”
“The organisation would ensure that inmates were introduced to computer literacy, tailoring and woodwork in order to make them useful members of the society even after completing their jail terms”