In order to spice up their social lives while doing jail time, the inmates of the Federal Prisons in Oba, Obafemi-Owode Local Government Area, Ogun State, have put together a musical band from a set of instruments donated to them by some philanthropists.
The 12-man band put its music talent on display, on Easter Friday, when a church – the Latter Rain Assembly – visited the prison to donate items, as well as counsel the inmates as part of the Easter celebration.
A PREMIUM TIMES correspondent at the event reported that the visiting church members, the prison warders, and many of the inmates danced to the performance of the group.
The leader of the band said the group was formed to add value to their lives while serving their prison terms, and to also help them ward off depression.
He said music could discourage the inmates from forming bad gangs, and also help in reforming them.
He appealed for the donation of more musical equipment to the group.