July 23, 2024

Gov Fintiri pardons 6 inmates, reduces 2 death sentences

Governor Ahmadu Fintiri of Adamawa State has granted pardon to six inmates, including a female.

The governor similarly reduced the death sentences of inmates to life imprisonment.

Information about the governor’s action attributes it to the spirit of the nation’s Democracy Day celebrations.

The inmates were in various correctional centres in the state.

A statement from the Government House in Yola gave the names of the released inmates as Ali Abdul, Mohammed Goni, and Hapsatu Idi from Yola Old Correctional Centre; as well as Buba Usman from Numan Correctional Centre and Yusuf Ali and Babala Benson from Yola New Correctional Facility.

The Governor commuted the death sentences of the two convicts named Usman Inuwa and Joseph Eugene, both serving at Yola New Correctional Centre.

According to the government statement signed by Fintiri’s Chief Press Secretary Humwashi Wonosikou, Governor Fintiri’s actions are based on the advice of the Advisory Committee on Prerogative of Mercy and the powers conferred on him by Section 212(i) (d) of the Constitution of Nigeria 1999 as amended.

Wonosikou explained that the release of the five inmates and the commutation of the two death sentences to life imprisonment take immediate effect.

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